A Charlottesville hotel is being honored for its work to help refugees get jobs and become self-sufficient.
The Boar's Head Inn received an employer leadership award at the International Rescue Committee's annual benefit, held at the Old Metropolitan Hall on the downtown mall. Organizers say community partnerships are very important to successful refugee resettlement.
“Of all the things that refugees can do to really integrate into the community and be settled here, the job is the most important thing. It is income but it's also security,” said Harriet Kuhr, IRC’s executive director.
The Boar's Head has hired 18 refugees during the past year from countries including Iraq, Bhutan, Colombia and Afghanistan.
All proceeds from Wednesday night's event will benefit the IRC's work in Charlottesville.
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