The Sanctuary Movement Team shares the following information from the Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition about members of the Athens immigrant community:
2. One of our buddies wondered if we could see if ISC could work some magic for them. One of the daughters is going to be getting her driver’s license soon, and they are hoping to find a car they can afford. I don’t need to tell you, or anyone in ISC, how much of a difference a car and a driver’s license can make to a family with un(der)documented members, and to the larger community as well. In this particular case, the young woman is a real self-starter and highly motivated to use her new driver’s license to be able to work (in addition to finishing high school and going to college) but also to drive her brothers and other folks in the community to ULead, etc.
3. Angela lives with her three children: a fourteen-year-old boy, a ten-year-old girl, and an eight-year-old boy. Angela’s husband was deported, and she has only been able to work part time because her daughter is autistic and not in school for the summer. She also had a benign tumor removed from her wrist a couple of weeks ago. Community Support paid the rent for July, but she does not have money for August.
This family was escaping from El Salvador after an eldest son disappeared in the hands of a gang.
- Specific items are needed for the kids: fluffy toy for the girl, sports shirt for the fourteen–year-old boy, and tennis shoes for the eight-year-old boy (he likes Adidas)
- Financial help is needed for monthly expenses. Please put ISC Buddy Support in any checks you write.
Questions? Contact Nancy MacNair (firstname.lastname@example.org or 706.546.5237).
The Sanctuary Movement Team is part of the UUFA Justice Cluster.