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How One Mormon Is Helping Solve a Big Problem in Refugee Camps

Never underestimate the power of one. A BYU graduate who volunteered in refugee camps in Greece last fall recognized two big problems with donations. When she returned home she created an impressive plan to help fix the situation.

From offensive T-shirts to bikini bottoms and a faux fur coat dyed gold, Hayley Smith surveys some of the useless donations that make up a "Wall of Shame" inside a refugee camp in France.

"These kinds of donations just take up space and waste the time of volunteers trying to sort through everything," Smith explained to the Deseret News.

Smith, a BYU graduate, has volunteered in several refugee camps and is back in France and Greece figuring out what items are actually needed by the refugees and some of the items may not make sense initially.

Lead image from Deseret News.
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