This story was originally published on Patch on Sept. 9, 2021.
On Thursday, September 9, at 11:00 a.m. CDT, World Relief Memphis will host a press conference with Memphis Mayor Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Harris to highlight how the Memphis community can best prepare to receive Afghan allies and parolees in the coming weeks.
Since 2012, World Relief Memphis has served 2,500 refugees and immigrants per year alongside the local church and their partners. The Memphis community now has a unique opportunity to collaborate and welcome their newest neighbors from Afghanistan. A united community effort can help ease the integration process and provide stability as new and aspiring Americans begin to rebuild their lives in the greater Memphis area.
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