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Local Organizations Discuss Refugee Resettlement, Prepare For Syrians

Recent world news about Syria and Rick Scott’s statement to block the relocation of 425 Syrian refugees has led refugee resettlement to become a more high-profile issue. Refugees experience an extensive screening process when coming to the U.S. After coming through the state department, resettlement organizations are available to help refugees get assimilated into society.

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13th Annual Fast-A-Thon Benefits Local and National Charities

Islam on Campus hosted its 13th annual Fast-A-Thon at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on Tuesday and rewarded about 700 attendants with a free meal. The event featured guest speaker Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy and will benefit Project Downtown Gainesville, a local charity, and Islamic Relief USA with a goal of benefiting Nepal earthquake survivors.

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Resource Fair Helps Homeless Veterans

Veteran's Resource Fair

On Sept. 11, the Homeless Veteran Stand Down and Community Resource Fair was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Gainesville. It offered veterans resources ranging from housing assistance and medical screenings to food, clothes and haircuts.

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