Utah refugee service organizations seeking volunteers now

Tuesday , April 05, 2016 - 5:04 PM

ANDREAS RIVERA, Standard-Examiner Staff

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to incorrect information from a source, an earlier version of this article mistakenly identified Amy Wylie as the volunteer coordinator for the Utah Refugee Center, when she has never been affiliated with the organization.

Members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were called on by their leaders at General Conference to serve the many refugees entering the country and state. A letter addressed to women of the church stated the importance of helping the relief effort.

There are about 60,000 refugees living in Utah, with more than 1,150 coming in every year, according to KUTV. Most are coming from Burma, Iraq, Somalia, Congo and Syria.

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There are plenty of resources and organizations in the area where those wanting to serve can volunteer their time and donate money to the cause.

While some organizations can only take in so many volunteers, most are always in need of donations to support their refugee service programs.

Know of an area refugee service program we left off this list? Get in touch with reporter Andreas Rivera at arivera@standard.net.

Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227 or arivera@standard.net. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter at @SE_Andreas.

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