Project FINE plants tree for World Refugee Day | Community

Project FINE plants tree for World Refugee Day | Community

This week, Project FINE planted a tree in St. Charles City Park to honor World Refugee Day, an international day established by the United Nations to honor refugees around the world. Held on June 20th every year, it celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their homeland to avoid conflict or persecution.

Donated by David and Karen Kramer of St. Charles, the hackberry represents new life and continued growth of refugees who have come from around the world and settled in our region. It will be planted near a mural painted by Project FINE and community members in 2022 to celebrate the diversity and cultural heritage of the area’s residents.

Project FINE is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to strengthen and enrich our community by facilitating the inclusion of people of ethnic diversity.” They serve Winona County and the surrounding region with a variety of programs and services for newcomers and established residents.