Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Volunteers create garden for Burmese immigrants

The immigrants probably will feel more at home now and also realize the townspeople want them there.   - - Donna Poisl

from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A group of volunteers in Waterloo have worked together to create a community garden for Burmese immigrants.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1aqJxY6 ) that City Council member Steve Schmitt headed the effort to find garden space for the immigrants.

David and Liz O'Malley donated a vacant lot for the garden, and on Thursday a group gathered for a dual blessing by the Rev. Ken Stecher and Burmese Minister John Lazum, both of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Many of Waterloo's Burmese immigrants are members of the parish.
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