Volunteer Marcie Glad, who moved to the Boston area nine years ago from Utah, now lives in Medford. She found out about LexRAP from a social media contact who is himself a Syrian asylum seeker here on a student visa.
LexRAP volunteer Jilana Abrams, who has been working with LexRAP for six years, relocated to Lexington from Martha’s Vineyard 13 years ago. On the island, she raised her four children and ran a successful bed & breakfast. She retired when family brought her back to the mainland. She and her husband Alan, a doctor, have been blessed with six grandchildren. In addition to volunteering, Jilana enjoys cooking, tennis, gardening, and her pet parrot Quincy.