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Open Homes, Open Borders: A Dispatch from a German Village Sheltering 400 Refugees


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Open Homes, Open Borders: A Dispatch from a German Village Sheltering 400 Refugees

Melody Ermachild Chavis

Dear friends, I could easily walk from our apartment to the village sport hall where 400 refugees arrived last night, Wednesday, September 16. The German Red Cross worked for the past few days to get it ready with cots, food, shelves of clothes organized by size and gender, toiletries, toys for kids...many in the village are proud of their work and compassion. The exhausted and traumatized refugees were picked up at the Frankfurt train station after dark in rented buses in the pouring rain.