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Volunteer Spotlight: Feli McKown

By Elizabeth Ramsey, Refugee Case Manager/Outreach Worker

Feli has been volunteering with Catholic Charities West Virginia Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) since the fall of 2014.

Over the years she has assisted refugees build new lives in West Virginia by providing Cultural Orientation, serving as an English conversation partner, and providing transportation to appointments.

More recently, Feli has been assisting with office work for the immigration portion of the program.

She says the most rewarding thing about volunteering with MRS is mentoring the new families—teaching them basic everyday activities in the United States. She enjoys meeting them and learning from them about their culture.

Feli also volunteers her time with other local non-profits like the Ronald McDonald House, and works part time to place international exchange students in schools. She is the mother of three beautiful children: Quincy, Isaac, and Victoria, and is married to Sam. Feli and her family are avid travelers and love giving back to the community.