Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tina Griego, Denver Post

Griego: A refugee in Colorado finally reunited with his family after years of waiting
By Tina Griego
Denver Post Columnist
Posted: 09/25/2011 01:00:00 AM MDT
Updated: 09/25/2011 10:42:41 AM MDT

On Thursday at midnight, the main terminal at Denver International Airport is nearly empty. The ticket counters have long closed. A worker polishes the floors. A chipper Burger King employee makes coffee and takes orders and jokes with two TSA agents. "Just another night in paradise."

Degnath Adhikari waits for his family to arrive. It is not a stretch to say he's been waiting for two years. He left the refugee camp in Nepal and arrived in Denver on Sept. 17, 2009. He left behind his parents, two sisters and two brothers. He believed they would join him within six months. Six months came and went.

Read more: Griego: A refugee in Colorado finally reunited with his family after years of waiting - The Denver Post

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eat well so others can simply eat

Unless you never tune into news via any media, you are certainly aware of the famine and human tragedy unfolding in the Horn of Africa. Starving and displaced Somalis have been pouring into Kenya at over a thousand per day looking for some relief.

Because of the magnitude of the number of people trying to get help, international aid agencies are strapped for resources. There are many ways to donate to the cause, including a local fundraiser here in Denver.

Please join ACC for a dinner benefiting the famine relief efforts of Save the Children.

Thursday, September 22, 6-10pm

Le Central, 112 E 8th Ave

Paella Buffet and Sangria

Tickets: $50 couple/$35 individual

Available for purchase at ACC, Safari Thrift and at the door.