Chobani Helps Refugees Relocate from Boise Apartments
BOISE, Idaho (KTVB) - Chobani is stepping up to help hundreds of refugees - who are being forced out of a Boise apartment complex - find new places to live.
The residents at the Glenbrook Apartments were given a 30-day notice of termination last month, before a remodel and redesign project. The International Rescue Committee, which has been helping the refugees, tells KTVB that Chobani made "a very generous donation" to help those forced out of their homes. While many of them have already moved into other temporary housing, they have not been able to afford a new permanent setup.
According to the IRC, about 20 percent of the refugees are still living in the apartments. Thanks to the yogurt-maker's donation, most of the refugees will be able to find new homes. Chobani has a strong presence in Idaho. One of its two domestic manufacturing plants is located in Twin Falls. Saturday, a group of high school students from Boise took time out of their weekend to help refugees move out of their apartments.