Welcome the Stranger
Welcome the Stranger Partnership of Old North Church, Temple Emanu-el and St Andrews Episcopal Church is entering its fifth year.
The focus of the partnership the past year has been working with Catholic Charities to help settle U.S. State Department sponsored refugee families by furnishing apartments which Catholic Charities has found for them to live in. We have helped ten families from countries all over the world. Assistance has also been given to the Lynn Shelter Association.
At the same time, we have continued to walk with Danie and her family as they continue to settle in this country. The terrific news on their front is now Danie’s entire family has been safely reunited here in Marblehead.
Danie came to America with her youngest daughter Annie in 2016. Her husband Virgile joined them in 2018. Her oldest daughter Djahimara remained in Haiti with her grandmother while efforts continued to get a U.S. visa for her. Those efforts paid off in 2021; and she recently arrived at Logan Airport falling into the loving arms of her mother, father and younger sister.
Danie extends her sincere thanks for all the assistance she and her family have received from members of Old North Church.
Welcome the Stranger Steering Committee:
Marcy Bernstein, Linda Duvel, Steve Hahn, Lynda Hare, Deahn Leblang, Deborah Seiberg and Richard Thibedeau