‘Strangers No More’ event encourages students to help refugees

The BYU chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society partnered with Y-Serve to host “Strangers No More,” a student service night in the Wilkinson Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The event was a combination of service projects to benefit refugees both in Utah County and around the world.

Keron Blackford is a humanitarian worker from Jamaica. He works with refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. Blackford said Tijuana has become a hub for refugees fleeing more than 24 countries.

Refugees are impacted psychologically, emotionally, physically and spiritually,” Blackford said. “These people are risking everything for a better life.”

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