Help Us Welcome a Refugee Family
The WCC Refugee Support Committee, under the Board of Mission and Outreach, has been preparing with the Minnesota Council of Churches to support as refugee family when they arrive in Minnesota. We expect to be sponsoring a family very soon!
We won’t know anything about the family until their flight is scheduled, but we do know that there’s a lot to do to get ready to welcome them as our new neighbors. That’s where you come in: the family will need basic living items and some furniture. Until they master public transportation, they will need rides to various appointments. Once we meet them there will be other more specific ways to get involved.
WCC’s first, and immediate, responsibility is to furnish their home so that it is ready for them upon their arrival. Feel free to select new items you would like to contribute and then bring those items to church as soon as possible. Items can be dropped off in Founders Hall on the cart that is labeled Refugee Support Donations.
Click this link to view the Sign-Up Genius form and check back often for updates and new items needed.
After the family arrives we will let you know other ways you can help! We know that the family may need rides and help getting to know their new area and you are welcome to participate in helping this new family feel at home in our community.
Thank you for your consideration and please hold refugees around the world in your prayers and in particular, the family that WCC will be matching with in the days to come.