Why we started Sea of Solidarity

My name is Maria Tran. Thirty-six years ago, my family risked our lives to escape persecution in Vietnam. We were lucky and our boat was picked up by coast guards and brought to safety. Reading about the current refugee crisis in Europe, particularly the dangerous sea route that refugees are taking from Turkey to Greece, I decided to spend 2 weeks following that journey--to meet people, humanize their stories and volunteer.

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