Immigrant sponsorship update

Lilly, Manuel, and Lakshmi, the Guatemalan family UUCC is sponsoring, have recently moved to a new home, and the move was accomplished with significant help from Ene and Mike Chippendale. Ene and Mike transported furniture and other belongings and purchased and donated portable air conditioners and other items for the family. We are extremely grateful to Ene and Mike for their generous assistance to the family.

When we agreed to sponsor a single mom with two small children in May 2021, we knew transitioning to independence would be more challenging. Consequently, our sponsorship of the family is continuing in order to provide assistance where needed. You may support the work of the Sanctuary and Immigrant Justice Team, and our sponsorship of the family, by making a tax-deductible donation to the church. Please include Sanctuary Fund in the memo line. You can also make a non-tax-deductible donation to the family by sending a check made out to Allie Gassmann at 1700 Princeton Dr., Columbia, MO 65203 – this money will go into a joint account from which the family’s expenses will be paid directly.

And if you would like to get involved with the team, please contact Dave or Allie.

Dave Gibbons
Allie Gassmann
Co-Chairs, Sanctuary and Immigrant Justice Team