Refugee Apartment Setup

Sam and I were able to set up an apartment for a refugee couple this week. It was record heat in Arizona and the day was hot. But we were all smiles for the work.

Lifting Hands International has a warehouse where they store supplies. When an apartment is set up, volunteers first pull all the supplies needed and load the truck. Because of donations, most apartments get tables, chairs, a couch, personal hygiene supplies, kitchen utensils, and even things like a microwave, rice cooker, and coffee maker.

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Sam was admiring all the games and books.

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This entire wall of backpacks was collected as an Eagle Scout project. Each backpack is filled with school supplies as well!

refugee supplies

These donations were picked up that day. A church youth group collected basic food supplies: rice, beans, oil, salt and other dry goods and put them in these buckets. They should last a family a week or two.

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This was Sarah’s group of volunteers that day at the warehouse.  Four more volunteers joined us at the apartment. The apartment was done in about an hour.

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Doesn’t it look cozy and comfortable?


I am so glad Sam and I were able to do this together.

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