McKellar of NuDay Syria to discuss refugee relief efforts
CAMDEN — Camden resident Alison McKellar will discuss her work as a volunteer and now chair of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit NuDay Syria when Quarry Hill presents "To Syria with Love," Wednesday, August 15, from 10:30 am to noon at Quarry Hill's main building, the Anderson Inn. The talk is part of Quarry Hill's popular Adventures in Living Well series for adults age 50-plus.
NuDay Syria collects food, medical supplies, clothing and other materials—to date, some 70 40-foot shipping containers' worth—for Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country. McKellar will discuss the impetus behind the project and explain what Maine people can do to help. She'll also describe the organization's recent efforts to collect marine shrinkwrap for use in constructing tents and hospitals in Syria.
A graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School, McKellar attended Stetson University, where she studied sociology and Spanish. She has worked as a volunteer throughout Latin America and coordinated volunteers and mission trips to Colombia and El Salvador.
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