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Hearts & Homes for Refugees Welcoming Week Kick Off Event

On Sunday, September 13th, Hearts & Homes for Refugees - the region’s leading grassroots humanitarian organization partnering with U.S. State Department-designated agencies to welcome, assist and advocate for refugees - kicked off Welcoming Week with an online event, Creating Home Together. The diverse group of attendees including volunteers, students, County Executive George Latimer, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, among other elected officials as well as refugees themselves – was a testament to the commitment in Westchester County to welcoming communities.


“Your belief in diversity and welcoming the stranger seeking a safe home make our communities better, stronger, and more inclusive,” said the founder of Hearts & Homes, Kathie O’Callaghan at the virtual event.


Hearts & Homes for Refugees will be sharing videos from the launch event through their social media channels through Welcoming Week - follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.