February immigrant sponsorship update

Lilly and her children continue to face challenges as they adapt to life in a new country. At the time of this writing, they are struggling with the extreme cold, living in a trailer that is hard to heat, and their pipes have frozen. Their car battery has trouble in this cold as well. We continue to depend on many dedicated church members to see the family through the tough times. Thank you, UUCC, for your continued support of Lilly, Manuel and Lakshmi!

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 or continue to support the work of the Sanctuary and Immigrant Justice Team, which currently includes our sponsorship of the family, by making a tax-deductible donation to the church with Sanctuary Fund in the memo line. If you would like to get involved with the team, please contact Dave or Allie! (Dave Gibbons: dgibbons@mchsi.com; Allie Gassmann: alliegassmann@socket.net)

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