Monday, June 17, 2013

Immigrants sow new idea: They're also here to give back

Immigrants in NC got together and donated their time working at a Farm Center in their area.    - - Donna Poisl

from The News & Observer

DURHAM, Jun 16, 2013 (The News & Observer (Menafn - Raleigh - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --As immigration reform proposals sow heated debate nationally and across North Carolina, a nonprofit organization brought together American- and foreign-born residents Saturday to plant a different seed: Many immigrants living in this state -- legally or not -- often want to give back to their new communities.

That was the message echoed over and over during a workday that Uniting NC, a nonprofit organization working to foster mutual respect and cooperation among North Carolina residents, held at the Goodwill Farm Center in Durham.

More than 30 volunteers spent three hours under a hot sun picking blueberries, weeding eggplant and potato rows, and planting sweet potatoes and fruit trees.
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