New Thing - Humanitarian Organization for the former USSR
Apr 03, 2024
Joint Service Lunch - Speaker Doug Brendel
New Thing - Humanitarian Organization for the former USSR

Please join us for this Joint Service lunch.  We are excited to welcome Doug Brendel, who is a popular speaker, writer, and actor, but whose heart beats for humanitarian work in the former Soviet Union. 

For more than 20 years, Doug and his wife have led, the largest continuous humanitarian-aid distribution operation in Belarus. 

Since the beginning of the Ukraine conflict, with the people of Belarus caught in the middle between Russia and Ukraine, the dynamics of Doug’s work have zigzagged dramatically — and the opportunity for Americans to help people in need has shifted in surprising ways. 

Doug will share insights, stories, and images from the former Soviet Union — and we’ll enjoy a freewheeling Q&A after his brief talk.

Doug is also an award-winning humor writer — and he says he’ll be bringing an amusing free gift for each individual who attends in person.

So this promises to be a lively experience!   Please join as we gather with our other Service Club members in Barre for this joint lunch!