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IN THE NEWS
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.
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.
Welcome neighbor STL Supper Club
June 20, 2018
New refugee neighbors prepared traditional syrian foods, letting others get a glimpse at their culture.
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.
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.
Thanks to new friends, refugee’s life is better
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 9AM NEXTDOOR GREAT NEIGHBOR
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.