From Cara Mai:
We’re currently on the wait list for a match with a refugee family (family size being the determining factor since our apartment space can accommodate a family size of 4ish).
I’m happy to report that we’re on the final stretch of getting the apartment ready for a refugee family. If you are free and want to lend a hand, come join us this Saturday from 1-3:30 p.m. I’m also looking for someone with a truck/large vehicle to help move a glider with ottoman & a desk. Please let me know if you can help with either activity.
Thanks again to everyone who has helped with the apartment prep and/or donated items for the household (tax receipts forthcoming). We still have a few items on our “need” list for the apartment. Please let me know if you can contribute any of the items listed below.
- Small dining room table – (prefer a size around 30” x 30”)
- 4 dining room chairs
- Small appliance:
- Rice cooker
- Paper products:
- Paper towels
- Other items:
- Storage bins for closet
- Full length mirror
- Smoke/CO alarms
- Fire extinguishers
- Small area rug for small bedroom
- Cleaner/Cleaning supplies:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Cleaning products, e.g., dish soap, Windex, sponges, rags
- Laundry detergent
- Iron/ironing board
- When: Saturday, May 7, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Where: Refugee Apartment (behind the Buckley’s house; see the Parish Directory)
About the Ministry:
HTP is revitalizing its Refugee Ministry. Working in collaboration with New American Pathways, we are helping a refugee family to learn to live in our culture by assisting with apartment set-up and transportation; serving as friends, mentors, and cultural ambassadors; and offering other support as needed. Co-sponsorship plays a vital role in acculturation and a family’s long-term success, and yet only 10% of the families have co-sponsors. We can make a difference in the life of this family as they learn to navigate and settle into their new surroundings.
- Contact: Cara Mai at