Wis. groups seek donations for incoming refugees

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Several groups are collecting donations for 75 refugees expected to relocate in Appleton this year from Congo, Iraq and Myanmar.

A Post-Crescent Media report (http://post.cr/1bzMSuE ) says Lawrence University bought an office building downtown where the donations will be collected. The school is loaning the space to World Relief Fox Valley, a refugee-resettlement agency based in Oshkosh.

The Fox Cities Kiwanis are helping the agency by leading a furniture drive. They're looking for chairs, lamps, dressers and other furnishings.

Some 75 refugees are expected to come to Appleton. Another 60 are expected to settle in Menasha and Neenah.

Donations will be accepted on Feb. 22, March 1 and March 4.

Kiwanis member Jean Long Manteufel says the aim is to help the city's new neighbors start life in their new homes.

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Information from: Post-Crescent Media, http://www.postcrescent.com

AP-WF-02-16-14 2309GMT


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