Georgians traveling overseas to front lines of Syrian refugee crisis

Georgians traveling overseas to front lines of Syrian refugee crisis

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Bill Hampton of Peachtree City traveled to Europe through Catholic Relief Services Global Fellows program. He was there to help Syrian refugees as they disembarked from ferries in Athens, Greece. “I was amazed at how many young kids there were. Many of these kids had not been in school for two years, three years, four years, five years.” Photo: Catholic Relief Services.

Wright — known for his “Right from the Heart” ministry broadcast on television and radio — traveled with his wife to Lebanon and Jordan in the fall of 2014. Many other Johnson Ferry members have traveled to Lebanon to help out in recent years. A pair of Catholic Church deacons from Newnan and Peachtree City traveled to Greece and Serbia in January to volunteer. And a humanitarian worker from Johns Creek is focusing on the issue for a major refugee resettlement agency in Jordan.

“It’s a humanitarian disaster,” Wright said. “It just makes sense to me to reach out with love and concern to them rather than withdrawing in fear.”

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