My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Solace for the Children, Mooresville, NC, USA
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, I was involved with the Peace Corps program in Afghanistan. In those days not many Americans had heard of the country, its people or its customs. How pleased I was to learn several years ago that my daughter and her family were serving as a host family for the organization, Solace for the Children (Solace)! It is through their participation in this program that I learned first-hand of the many dedicated doctors who perform, without compensation, life-altering, and in many cases, life-saving procedures on Afghan children every summer. Hospitals have provided operating rooms, ICU units and nursing staff free of charge. Families have opened up their hearts and homes for six weeks, and in some cases for many months, to these children as they prepare for and recover from their medical treatment. But, it is not only the Afghan children who benefit from this program; it is the host families and the larger community who come into contact with these children that benefit. After spending the past year sharing holidays, birthdays and vacations with my daughter's family and their beautiful Afghan "daughter" whom they have hosted, I am privileged to say that I am known as Nina or "grandmother" to Noor who is now healthy and returned to her family in Afghanistan. Thank you Solace for all that you do!