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Syrian refugees find support at Indianapolis event Sunday

Some of the 70 Syrian families who've taken refuge in Indianapolis over the last few years spoke today about their new lives as part of an event at Meridian Street United Methodist Church.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Some of the 70 Syrian families who've taken refuge in Indianapolis over the last few years spoke today about their new lives as part of an event at Meridian Street United Methodist Church.

Two to three hundred people came out to support the refugees.

They listened and learned about the families' lives back in Syria.



But volunteers say this was also a chance for people to learn how to help the refugees.

"We just want people to know that the refugees that are coming have struggled through immense violence and suffering that we can't even imagine,” explained Nora Basha of Syrian Refugee Support of Indianapolis. “They have seen their families and loved ones killed before their very eyes and they are coming here to escape that violence that they had to endure.”

Refugees who spoke today said they feel Hoosiers are some of the kindest and most generous people they've ever met.