A Different Form of Thanksgiving

November 19, 2012

It's a common narrative associated with refugee resettlement: New Americans come to our country fleeing oppression and give thanks for the opportunity and freedom found here. But in a season of thanks, a different group is expressing gratitude for the presence of newcomers in our neighborhoods.

A number of employers in various communities have told Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) in recent weeks of their appreciation for their refugee employees.

In fact, as the nation reflects on the story of Thanksgiving, one of hospitality and new possibility, employers like Darlene Everett (featured below) and other new neighbors say that their companies and communities benefit just as much from the resettlement program as refugees themselves.

To find out how refugees and welcoming supporters are creating cause for thanks in your community, connect with one of EMM's affiliate partners today!