We look forward to meeting you at the TSOS booth to share heroic refugee stories and opportunities of hope for refugees. Saturday, June 23rd, at the Fairmont Park, 2100 South 1071 East in Salt Lake City. Bring the entire family to bask in the warmth of humanitarian fellowship and support which will be evident at this notable event. Come with questions or a willingness to help.
We often hear the phrase, "Go big or go home!" But, maybe it doesn't matter so much if we go big or go small, just as long as we GO. So, pick something that works for you, find some way to do good in the world, and go out there and make it happen!
Check out the line-up of musicians and bands, food and other goods, you can expect to find at this incredible event!
Mark your calendars! Come enjoy a night of entertainment, food, and friends! All donations will go to helping our refugee friends. It's a super fun and easy way to make a big difference!
". . .the people inside this remarkable volume of exquisite photography and stories of resilience will teach you that the surest way to draw humans together begins with the words "I want to tell you my story . . ."
Trisha Leimer was raising her family in Frankfurt, Germany when the global refugee crisis hit a tipping point in 2015. As she volunteered in and out of camps and continued to work with refugees, she developed personal relationships and realized how intertwined their stories are with our own. Together with five other people, she co-founded Their Story is Our Story: Giving Voice to Refugees, a group of artists and writers committed to sharing refugees’ stories in words and images. She talks about the “divine choreography” that pulled them together, as well as personal and gospel insights she has gained while befriending refugees and inviting them into her life.
An eight-minute interview with TSOS president Trisha Leimer aired on Brigham Young University’s Radio’s public affairs program, Top of Mind with Julie Rose,” on May 4, 2017.
Dr. Abdul Nasser Kaadan, Orthopedic Surgeon and a Syrian Visiting International Professor currently teaching at Weber State University, was a guest radio program titled "Top of Mind with Julie Rose."
Deseret News writer Allison Pond interviewed TSOS members in the midst of the organizations' presentation series in Utah. Her article "How these Mormon artists discovered that refugees are 'just like you'" features a handful of refugee stories.
A call 'to the rescue' inspired Utahns in a year's worth of service to refugees