“We have refugees from Burma, Africa, several different places,” said Katie Jensen, co-director of the English Language Center, which teaches language and other important life skills to immigrant adults. “And when they arrive in our valley, they usually arrive with just what they have on their backs, because they come right out of refugee camps.”
Many of these families lack even the most basic furniture. Some sleep on the floors of their apartments. To address this, Jensen’s organization met with the Salt Lake City-based LDS Humanitarian Center, which agreed to donate beds, mattresses, cribs, tables, chairs, dressers and other household necessities.