Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition New Call for Donations to Help the Undocumented Immigrants in Our Community

The Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition, of which UUFA is a part, is asking your financial help again to aid undocumented neighbors such as Daniela and Ana who are continuing to struggle financially during this pandemic.

  • Daniela: “I arrived here from Mexico 16 years ago. Since COVID happened, my work hours were reduced severely. I work in a Mexican restaurant. The owners are not Mexican, and sometimes they take advantage of their employees and don’t pay them the wages they promised. My reduced hours are making it difficult to pay my bills. Also, ICE deported my partner in January.” Fondo paid $800 for rent and utilities; Daniela reapplied because she is still unable to work more than a few hours a week. 
  • Ana Belén: “My 5 year old son has convulsions at least two times a day. As a mother this destroys me. I have always worked, but in these moments I have to be with my baby. I have never asked for money or for help, but the most important thing for me right now is Marcos.” Fondo paid $600 for rent and $200 for the light bill. Ana Belén reapplied, seeking help with medical bills.

Click here to read how you can make a difference.

The Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition, comprised of members of some 15+ faith communities serving the Athens area, is dedicated to offering hospitality, safety, and opportunities for all immigrants, regardless of status, to participate fully in our shared community.  

This group traditionally meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

For further information, contact UUFA Sanctuary Movement Team member John Olive.