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Finding Friendship and Building Trust: Lulu’s Story

When Lulu and her family were picked up by Phyllis and arrived her house, they were too tired and fell asleep on her couch. Phyllis had a meeting at the time, so she left the family home and went out alone. The family was surprised by Phyllis for she trusted a family she only met …

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A Home far away from Home – My Journey with HCC

By Mingyi He – HCC Intern, Volunteer, and Student Group Member Two years ago, I came to the U.S alone. What I felt on the day I arrived at the airport was not a stereotypical feeling of fear or loneliness. I felt a warm sense of homecoming because an elderly lady from HCC had come …

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A Chance Encounter Changes Everything

By Amy Barnard – Long-Time HCC Volunteer While at a Beijing conference for the U of M, a lady he’d never met handed Nick a business card for HCC. “If you need a ride to campus from the airport, you should contact them,” she said. Who is HCC? Nick really had no idea, but he …

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From the Airport to Amen

By Josh Driver – HCC Program Coordinator  Volunteering at HCC in 2010 by making airport runs made a lot of sense to me. I was once a study abroad student in Beijing, China, who went through a similar experience of waiting at the airport for someone to take me to a university. Living only five …

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