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Refugees: Proof of Circumstance over Choice

Written by a volunteer ... a voice of CGR

ATHENS— I returned from my second volunteer trip with Canadian Global Response (CGR) serving refugees in Athens. For this trip our team worked with one of CGR’s partners on the ground, Syrian Breeze of Hope. Currently the organization is completely run by refugees helping others in their community with the help of outside volunteers and ongoing donations through CGR.

We helped them with assembling and handing out care packages, but for the most part we taught English, music classes, and played with the kids. In essence, we built friendships. It wasn’t long before I felt like I knew