Every person deserves a safe and peaceful home. In an effort to support new refugees as well as immigrants at risk of deportation, a group of Temple Micah congregants have created Sukkat Shalom, whose goal is to explore and facilitate related volunteer and fundraising opportunities. We invite all interested Temple Micah members to participate.
Sukkat Shalom is comprised of two divisions:
The Refugee Support Group will focus on helping to settle incoming and newly arrived refugee families through a program already in place with Lutheran Social Services. Due to President Trump’s recent executive order, there may be a delay in receiving a family, but LSS does report they are receiving new families. There will be a training at Micah in mid-March, date to be confirmed.
The Immigrant Sanctuary Group will work with other congregations to identify ways to support people at risk of deportation. This group is at the very early stages of forming and is trying to gauge interest in the Micah community.
Regardless of time commitments or skill sets, there will likely be a wide range of volunteer opportunities with either group.
If you are interested in joining or learning more about either or both divisions of Sukkat Shalom, please go to this link to fill out a questionnaire.