Volunteers help refugees feel at home

FOR NEW ARRIVALS—Ayesha Syed, 12, gathers supplies at the Islamic Center of the Conejo Valley that will be organized into welcome baskets for refugees.
For the last few weeks, Angela Rockwood has been a bit of a basket case, but that’s because she’s been dealing with a case of baskets—about 100 in total.
As one of the leaders of a project that gathers basic necessities for refugees, the Thousand Oaks resident has been coordinating a drive for families forced to flee their...

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