World Relief Dupage/Aurora thanked the many volunteers that make their work with refugees and immigrants possible Friday night with a celebration that included food & performances from around the world (the food y'all!!). There were food stalls from 9 countries serving small portions of ethnic food, great discussions around the tables, roaring applause as different groups shared their cultural dances with us all, salsa lessons for the brave, henna, & jump houses and face painting for the kids. Seeing so many people gathered who are involved year round with welcoming refugees and immigrants in big and small ways was special. The executive director offered a prayer and thanked everyone present because without volunteers the good work of World Relief is not possible! Seeing folks from so many cultures enjoying and celebrating each other in one place is a beautiful thing. The theme was anchored in hope and it was a night that serves as a great reminder that we work for the good of all people because we have hope in the future.
I'm grateful to be a part of this important work.
Here is our squad enjoying the night!