Now in its ninth year, the Christmas toy giveaway by the Center for Refugee Services has gone from several hundred children to what could be its biggest yet, said Jean Sherrill, the center’s assistant director.
A fire at the Sierra Ranch Apartments left 15 families displaced, including refugees from the Center for Refugee Services. Center officials shared their reactions to the news and how this will affect its refugees.
Ayad Kaisi, slight in stature yet known for his big heart, is a former Iraqi refugee who has become an “ambassador” for the Center for Refugee Services as a devoted volunteer and board member.
The long line of local Afghans outside the Center for Refugee Services in San Antonio were given disappointing news.
Donations are needed to help offset the cost for host families of Afghan refugees.
Joint Base San Antonio is not among the four military installations around the country that will be temporarily housing an estimated 25,000 Afghan refugees, according to a senior Biden administration official.