(KUTV) Don Ward is a retired teacher who taught AP History at Alta High School for 35 years.
Now, he spends his time helping refugees in Utah, which he calls “addictive.”
“Once you start doing this, it’s hard to stop,” Ward said.
For the past eight years, Ward has been checking on refugee families as many as six times a week.
“I’ve met incredible people,” he said.
Every year, he also bring supplies to parent/teacher conferences for families of students who attend Granite Park Junior High in South Salt Lake.
“Oddly enough, eight years ago this parent-teacher conference was my first refugee event,” Ward said.
According to the school’s principal, Danny Stirland, 20 to 30 percent of the student body is refugee status.
This year, Ward brought along some Boy Scouts who were working on Eagle Scout projects. They brought essential items to give to the families for free.
“Some of the basic needs that people might struggle with, …