Submitted by Gloria Donnelly, United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
Considering our history, there is nothing more American than an immigrant. Ensuring that every immigrant has access to housing, food, medical/mental health services and community support is critical to a successful resettlement journey. Resettling to a new country can be very intimidating and overwhelming. Our role as community members is to welcome members to their new homes and create an environment of trust, dignity, and self-determination. The need is great.
USCRI and The Church in Aurora have partnered with the community to meet the needs of our new neighbors. A posting of immediate donation needs is listed below. Members may drop off urgently needed items at the Church in Aurora on Sept. 16, 2023, between noon and 4 p.m. in the parking lot.
Receipts for tax purposes will be available to donors at the drop off site. Donors will complete the receipts and a volunteer will email a photo of the receipt to USCRI. The donors will keep hard copies of the donor receipts.
Information about the work of USCRI or to donate money on-line is available at USCRI.org.