All posts tagged "volunteer"

  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: The End and the Beginning

    When the darkest times bring people to the light. JACKSON HOLE, WY – My visa expired and I have officially been kicked out of Greece. I cannot return for 82 days. Now I find myself in Turkey...

    • Posted January 31, 2017
    • 0
  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: Water Landing

    It’s 3 a.m. and a dinghy teeming with shivering people has arrived to the shore. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I awoke to my phone buzzing. It was the Chios Eastern Shore Rescue Team’s “Alpha” number calling (the...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
    • 0
  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: Backed Against a Wall

    Desperation has set in at the Souda refugee camp. JACKSON HOLE, WY – We arrived at Souda camp this morning to distribute women’s coats. The temperatures have plummeted, and it seems like no matter what we do,...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
    • 0
  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: No Home for the Holidays

    A story of darkness, light and perspective. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It doesn’t feel like Christmas in Souda Camp as I cozy into my favorite corner of Muhammed’s Ikea container, where I’ve spent so many afternoons sipping...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
    • 0
  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: Return to Chaos

    Why I packed up all my things and left Jackson Hole. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Walking on the pebbled shore of Chios, I am distracted by the cold. My toes curl around the rocks, pant legs rolled...

    • Posted December 13, 2016
    • 0
  • DISPATCH FROM CHIOS: We Are the Same

    Fearing Syrian refugees is like fearing ourselves. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Tucked into the hemline of a sea barrier on the coast of Chios, Souda refugee camp is an informal, non-militarized camp run by NGOs from Europe and...

    • Posted November 15, 2016
    • 0