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Love from Louisville supplies reached refugees, Babar says

The recent citywide drive to send clothing, shoes and other necessities to Syrian refugees in Greece – supported largely by Jewish Louisville – was worth the effort, a local humanitarian says.

Dr. Muhammad Babar Cheema just returned from Greece where he visited the refugee camp where supplies via Love from Louisville were directed. He confirmed that the supplies are getting through.

“I’m thankful to the Jewish community of Louisville for their financial, physical and spiritual support for the campaign… their donations are being well spent,” Babar said.

He said Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS), Love from Louisville’s partner on the ground in Greece, distributed the necessities, not only by the Syrians in the camp, but also by refugees from Congo and Cameroon who also made the dangerous trip to Europe.

Only a few hundred people were in the camp, he said, mostly women and children.

Love from Louisville collected enough clothing, shoes, toiletries and other items to fill two shipping containers to Greece. The Temple and Temple Shalom served as collection points for the drive.

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