Catholic Charities has been helping Cuban refugees since 1962; this year Cubans were among the 200 refugees who came to Nashville. Catholic Charities receives free space, food, drink and decoration from the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for an annual holiday celebration for the refugees.
"'I am so grateful to Catholic Charities,' [Sudan native William] Dok said. 'They have helped me and my family find a place to live and give us clothes to wear. God has given them the strength to support refugees, and to me, this is a sign of love.'"