Petaluma Couple Aids Refugees in Greece

Helping families living in squats and refugee camps in Greece and on the island of Lesbos has become a mission for the 44-year-old Leland, who moved from Fairfax to Petaluma in June to teach special education at Sonoma’s Adele Harrison Middle School. She and her husband of 22 years, Eric Leland, 46, support families in limbo through various efforts with Refugee Impact, including the “Refugee Hopelet Project,” where they offer for donations bracelets made by refugees from life jackets they wore during their sea crossings.