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A crowd of refugees and immigrants are already seated at brightly decorated tables waiting for their First Thanksgiving Dinner to begin. Others line the wall waiting for their turn to have a seat. Before the evening is over between 200-300 will have tasted their first American turkey, with gravy and pumpkin pie. ECDC is one of the voluntary agencies working in partnership with the Department of State and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide initial placement and support services to refugees with a special focus on African refugees being resettled in the United States.

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