Golden Valley Relief Organization Helps with ‘Biggest Refugee Crisis in Europe Since WWII’
A Golden Valley relief organization is trying to help those caught in the middle of the war in Ukraine.
“It’s very horrendous, and we as a nonprofit here in Golden Valley, we condemn any form of violence,” said Headwater Relief Organization Executive Director Roshan Khatri. “This is the biggest refugee crisis in Europe after World War II.”
Last Thursday, Headwaters volunteers made 300 therapeutic activity kits to support young evacuees staying in refugee centers.
“Those activities were designed to boost the morale of the children. So, for example, we were making dream catchers out of paper plates,” Khatri explained.
The relief group is also helping other nonprofits who are seeing and dealing with the trauma first-hand. Headwaters Relief Organization plans to hold a virtual training session with relief workers soon.
“The tips range from meditation techniques to tips on how they can deal and process and compartmentalize their feelings and emotions when they are talking with people,” said Khatri.
The Golden Valley group is also planning a trip this year to Poland to assist with relief efforts.
The organization is holding an event on April 21 to create children’s activities which will be sent to refugee shelters across Europe.
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