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Memphis Record Pressing Makes a Place for Refugees

When the conflict in Syria disrupted the lives of Omar Homsi and his family, they eventually found their way to Memphis as refugees. World Relief Memphis assisted Omar in getting settled in the city, which included helping with job placement. His background as a musician made him a great fit at Memphis Record Pressing, a vinyl record manufacturing facility launched in 2014 by Brandon Seavers and Mark Yoshida.

Memphis Record Pressing (which grew out of Audiographic Masterworks, founded in 1997) had experienced rapid growth with the resurgence of vinyl records. They found that a partnership with World Relief helped them keep pace as their number of employees continued to grow.

World Relief Memphis is a local chapter of World Relief Global. World Relief Memphis has been in operation since 2012, and serves refugees and the broader immigrant community in Memphis through immigrant legal services, refugee resettlement, and employment services. To find out how you can get involved with World Relief, click here.

We’ve also got plenty of other ways to give back to Memphis’ refugee community.

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