Recent executive orders blocking and reducing refugee arrivals have significantly impacted our funding. We continue to welcome refugees and are committed to serving those who have already arrived with employment services, connection to health care and social services, and assistance with obtaining permanent residency and US citizenship. Please donate today to keep our services strong.
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The executive orders blocking refugee admissions and the subsequent legal challenges to those orders have continued to make news headlines and create uncertainty about refugee resettlement in the US. For updates on the situation, we recommend that you follow our national partners Church World Service and Episcopal Migration Ministries on Facebook.
From October 2016 through September 2017, we welcomed 316 refugees. We welcomed 21 new arrivals in September from Somalia, Eritrea, Nepal/Bhutan and Iraq and are hoping to welcome 14 individuals in November.
Refugee Services operates on the federal calendar which begins on October 1st. Because we’ve been resettling at such a high rate, we are close to our max of 10% over our allocated refugees to our agency. The next month or so, we may have a rare opportunity to shore up some donations and prepare for the next year.
Currently, we most urgently need:
Blankets of all sizes
Comforters of all sizes
Twin size sheet sets
Small plastic food storage containers with lids.
If you have such precious items to donate, please drop them off at:
122 W. Franklin Ave, suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
Also, if you have any time to brainstorm, we’d love suggestions on shoring up supplies (especially blankets) in a more sustainable fashion. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org