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In November 2015 we set out

The first day of spring

In November 2015 we set out with an enormous task – to provide winter clothing to tens of thousands of refugees as they passed through Macedonia in their search for safety and a future home in Western Europe. Today is the first day of spring. Winter has officially ended.

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The father died in the war in Syria.

The father died in the war in Syria.

The father died in the war in Syria. The rest of the family escaped to Turkey and tried for about two years to survive there, but it was impossible. Eventually they boarded a rubber raft, luckily survived the trip, and made their way to Europe.

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Power of choice

The power of choice

We do not just hand out clothes to children, we make every effort to give them some control back over their lives. While this may not seem like much, it makes all the difference in the world.

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He came in with large open sores

He came in with large open sores

He came in with large open sores on his lower legs. His shoes were rubbing up against the sores. We got him cleaned up, and with new socks and shoes that would not touch his calves. His eyes lit up when I smiled at him.

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We helped an old man today

We helped an old man today

It was almost the end of the night. Most of the train passengers had come and gone. We were getting ready to leave. Lingering for a few moments longer, in case of any last visitors. That’s when the old man came, hesitantly, into our shelter.

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