By Joe Nunziata
The can-do spirit of a newly formed organization called Hearts & Homes for Refugees was never more obvious than on October 15th at the Rotary Club of the Pelhams’ Annual Tastings Fundraiser. According to Founder & President Kathie O’Callaghan “Fellow Rotarian, and Board Member of HHR, Donna Shirreffs, suggested that our newest family in town, Bahaa and Suzan Ali Dib, should be a part of the Rotary’s annual event to introduce their new business (joining 16 other restaurants)”. Well, it turned out to be a gastronomically-great idea as the new family proudly present Suzan’s Damascus Delights with delicious Syrian cuisine. Guests of the event flocked the elegant spread presented by Suzan and Bahaa, and enjoyed an abundant selection of delicious, homemade Syrian foods that included the popular baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves with rice and herbs, hummus like you’ve never tasted before, just to name a few. Kathie continued, “We are currently helping Suzan & Bahaa create a website and pricing menu, but in the meantime, they are open for business and are already accepting orders. Simply contact them at Damascusdining@gmail.com.”
For more information on the visionary volunteer work accomplished by Hearts & Homes for Refugees, visit www.heartsandhomesforrefugees.org.
Hearts & Homes for Refugees has settled one family of six in Pelham. They have been working with the network of communities that in the first year has brought in about 20 refugees to our area. They partner with Westchester Refugee Task Force, Greater NYC Families for Syria, among others to fulfill the other part of our mission - “to educate, inspire and motivate others.”