Letter from the CVRAN President: Tiny Footholds in the Walls

October 31, 2022 0 Comments

Dear CVRAN Community, It was so good to see you a good portion of you this last week, seated – in person! – in a large circle at Christ Church. Twenty-eight of us were there to hear about innovative ideas for fundraising, for welcoming immigrants, and about some needs. We heard from our pro bono …

Letter from the CVRAN President: Sugar in Milk: Afghan Refugees

September 29, 2022 0 Comments

Sugar in Milk: Afghan Refugees September 30, 2022 Dear Central Vermonters, Do you remember 13 months ago when we were all watching the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on the nightly news, and the devastating take-over by the Taliban? We ended our days with horrific scenes from the airport in Kabul, desperate faces, and the sounds …

Letter from the CVRAN President: Picturing Hope

August 16, 2022 0 Comments

PICTURING HOPE August 16, 2022 The mission of the Central Vermont Refugee Action Network is simply put: “to make refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers welcome to Central Vermont…” How does that translate into action? Read on. Here is a window into the lives of our new neighbors, as written by members of their team. …

Letter from the CVRAN President: Independence Day

July 3, 2022 0 Comments

July 4, 2022 Dear CVRAN Community, Today our nation celebrates its national independence, self-determination, and the chance to make choices with fireworks, parades, and speeches. What better day to think of those immigrating to our shores who also want freedom and self-determination, but most of all want a life free of fear. No-one chooses to …

Letter from the CVRAN President: Numbers Make a Picture

May 26, 2022 0 Comments

May 25, 2022 Dear CVRAN Community, CVRAN Community? Well, just what does that mean? It means the 65 registered as members, the 113 registered as volunteers, the 315 on the listserv, and the 35 at our annual meeting. And, if you are not signed up in these spaces, please consider doing so. It means all …

Letter from the CVRAN President

April 28, 2022 0 Comments

April 26, 2022 Dear CVRAN Members, Be Proud! This little non-profit proves that one person can change a life, or many lives. Diane Fitch persevered, and ultimately a man was released from detention. A Cabot farmer reached out to her neighbors, and is now feeding refugee and asylum seekers’ families fresh produce and home-baked fruit …