Our Recognitions

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Real Simple Great Neighbor Award – March 2018

2017 Nextdoor Hero Award – Feb. 2018

Resolution from the City of St. Louis – Jan. 2018

Syrian American Medical Society Achievement Award – Nov. 2017

Gateway Globe Awards – Nov. 2018

You don’t need an invitation to do the right thing.


Riverfront Times

Middle Eastern Cultural Festival
October 31 – November 6 Edition

We want to let Missourians know about the Middle East, culture, food, everything. The other thing is I’m a big fan of the refugees. I myself came from the Iraq War in 1991, and there wasn’t much help even though I was just seven years old. So I want to be available to those people if I can. This is home for them now, so we have to help them in any way we can. -Emma Jaber

Jessica Bueler & Emma Jaber - RFT
Fox 2 Now KTVI - St. Louis

Middle Eastern Cultural Festival coming to MidTown Farmers Market
October 21, 2018

The Middle Eastern Cultural Festival is coming up soon and you don’t want to miss out on this! Not only can you partake in some fun activities but you can also taste some amazing food from different countries.

St. Louis Magazine

Welcome Neighbor STL helps refugees feel at home in St. Louis
By Jen Roberts
September 13, 2018

The organization’s Supper Club is just one way in which it’s helping local refugees. Tea lights cast a soft glow at Meshuggah Café, creating a far different atmosphere than during the day, when bright rays stream through the windows of the popular Delmar Loop café. Tables have been pushed together to form one long communal table top, with flowers in small vases lending an elegant touch.

St. Louis Review

Baba ghanoush, tabouli, yebra and — welcome!
By Joseph Kenny
July 9, 2018

Asked to give a review of her meal, Lori Korn gushed in her praise. The baba ghanoush — a dish of mashed, cooked eggplant — “excellent, very smoky and delicious.” The tabouli — parsley, tomato and other ingredients in a cabbage cup — “very, very fresh.” And the yebra — meat and rice wrapped in grape leaves — “tender and tasty,” said the woman from Boston visiting family in St. Louis.

KSDK - 5 On Your Side

Welcome neighbor STL Supper Club
June 20, 2018

New refugee neighbors prepared traditional syrian foods, letting others get a glimpse at their culture.

South County Times

A Taste Of Syria
By Andrew McMunn
May 11, 2018

Guests savor ethnic food while helping refugees, thanks to Welcome Neighbor STL Alahmad told her life’s story in front of the 120 or so people at the Christian Life Center of Webster Hills United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 3. She was one of five Syrian women who cooked and catered for the Welcome Neighbor STL Supper Club event.

Riverfront Times

The Syrian Refugees Escaped War, Only to Land in One of St. Louis’ Toughest Neighborhoods
By Robert Langellier
May 16, 2018

At the dinner to benefit Syrian refugees, there aren’t enough seats for the Syrians. The room at the Boo Cat Club is packed, and Jessica Bueler is flitting around, managing the event, making sure the crowd of mostly white St. Louis women is enjoying the food. A young Syrian boy stops her and quietly asks where he’s allowed to sit.

St. Louis Review

Thanks to new friends, refugee’s life is better
Joseph Kenny
April 22, 2018

Welcome Neighbor STL provides an array of help to Syrians. When Lina Almuallem fled war-torn Syria in 2012 with her husband and three children she knew no English, had no friends and didn’t know how to drive. Now she speaks English well, learned to drive and has a job sewing for a costume company.

Fox 2 Now KTVI - St. Louis

March 22, 2018

This morning we would like to share a very special story here. It is quite inspiring. One of a St. Louis woman who has garnered national attention here for the impact she has had working with refugees right here in our community.

Woman Honored for Supporting Refugees
Feb 27, 2018

A local woman is one of only six people in the U.S. to win the National Great Neighbor Award.

The Huffington Post

Community Comes Together to Welcome Refugees in St. Louis
Jen Roberts, Contributor
12/13/2017 04:19 pm ET

On November 1, 2016, four Syrian refugees were beaten outside of their home in the north side of St. Louis. The boys, who ranged from 13-15 years of age, were punched and kicked by a group of unknown suspects.

STL Live

STL Live Video #1
Sarah Bernard, Host

STL Live Video #2
Sarah Bernard, Host

Next Door Blog

St. Louis Nextdoor Member Rallies 100+ Neighbors to Help Refugee Families

Over the past three weeks, St. Louis Nextdoor member Jessica Bueler has witnessed the power of community in an incredible way. What started out as a single post asking neighbors to help refugees has turned into something much bigger than she could have imagined.

St. Louis Magazine

Supper club dinners help refugee families settle in St. Louis
Jen Roberts, Contributor
January 16, 2018

Welcome Neighbor STL hosts recurring dinners in which refugee families provide home-cooked food and proceeds benefit the family.

KMOV St. Louis News

Unique show playing in St. Louis this weekend
March 10, 2017

Some of the proceeds from the show will be donated to two nonprofit organizations in the area.

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