Cheri Metier, Church in Society's new Mission Project Consultant is happy to report that over $600 in total (including donations from University Christian Church, Casa de Oracion and others from July's La Asamblea) was raised and used for items specifically needed by those escaping violence in Central America. In just hours this significant amount was collected as a compassionate response to the immigrants fleeing horrific gang and drug violence in their homelands. These monies provided shoes, socks, underwear and feminine sanitary products for the health and comfort of those seeking asylum in the U.S.
As part of a contingent from La Obra Hispania and Refugee and Immigration Ministries of Disciples Home Missions, Cheri delivered these items to the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice of San Diego County (ICWJ) on July 21. The contingent was warmly welcomed by Executive Director of ICWJ, Rabbi Laurie Coskey, Ed.D. She was encouraged to learn that the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is taking advocacy leadership for refugees and immigrants and thanked us for the generous donations.
To learn more about what the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is doing in response to this crisis visit the DHM website.
Email Cheri Metier, the PSWR Mission Project Consultant for the Church in Society Committtee.