This story is about compassion tied to action. It’s about a nation displaced. It’s about the power of language to build and heal. It’s about humanity and it’s about home.

Listen, as we follow the evolution of Hayley Smith, founder and director of Lifting Hands International. Over the last year, Hayley decided she could no longer be a bystander in the worldwide refugee crisis. Early January 2016, on the small island of Lesvos, Greece she came face to face with what she describes as a desperate human exodus. Iraqi, Syrian, and Afghan men, women, and children fleeing Turkey for the hopeful safety of European waters. What she saw changed everything for her.

“When we enter the camp, we’re the ones being healed because of their hospitality, and their love and appreciation.”

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