~ Liz Gilbert
Sept 8 and 15 in the Turner Narthex
Our Immigrant Justice Team will again collect items for individuals being released from the Northwest Detention Cener in Tacoma. Often, these folks are released with little more than the clothes on their backs.
A volunteer organization, Advocates for the Immigrants in Detention Northwest (AIDNW) provides volunteer assistance to newly released people, and has suggested the following items as among those most in need:
- Safeway gift cards
- Zuzume prepaid long-distance calling cards
- Mens lightweight jackets of fleece hoodies, size medium
- Men’s lightweight sweatpants, sizes small and medium
- Men’s boxer briefs, sizes small or medium
- Women’s basic v-neck tee shirts, black, gray, or navy, size medium
- Women’s panties, size medium
- Large (25″) duffel bags
There will be a table in the narthex on both September 8 and 15 with a box designated to collect these items.
Emerging Food Program
Watch for more information about an emerging program that plans to provide fresh, healthy, and/or non-perishable foods to immigrant families concerned about leaving their homes to either shop for food or visit food banks during these frightening times.
Updated information should be available soon.