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.

  • Furniture:
    • Small dining room table – (prefer a size around 30” x 30”)
    • 4 dining room chairs
  • Small appliance:
    • Rice cooker
  • Paper products:
    • Paper towels
    • Kleenex
  • 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
    • Brush/broom
    • Laundry detergent
    • Mop
    • 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)
  • Contact:

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