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Steve and Anita Canfield helped the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Turkey. They helped send blankets, coats, and washing machines to Syrian refugees. They were assigned to Frankfurt to assess refugee camps, soup kitchens, warehouses, and immigrant communities. The couple visited refugee camps and soup kitchens all over Europe to determine what was needed most by refugees.
The Canfields established the Friendship Center in Rome. The center offers classes in Italian, English, Italian, and a Red Cross course. It also has a gospel choir, a popular activity for primarily African refugees. The LDS Church has plans to set up similar centers in Athens and London and evaluate other locations for future centers. The Friendship Center also hosts regular excursions around Rome.
The Center is run by community volunteers and university students doing internships. It's ran by the Canfields and funded by donations from the LDS Church.
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