Our Refugee Resettlement Mission with VRRP
We have all witnessed the horror on t.v. Families with small children walking along a road or desert with everything they own on the backs and everything they loved behind them. I am probably not the only one who has had the thought “There must be something we can do to help them”. And happily the Vermont Conference of the UCC and our own Charlotte church have taken up the banner. At the annual meeting this year, a workshop was offered supporting this project.
Here are facts from the Refugee Resettlement website to acquaint you with the mission:
• 60M People Worldwide have been forcibly displaced.
• Less than 0.1% will get the chance to start a new life.
• This 1% are parents, artists, children, students, doctors, business owners and most of all resilient human beings.
• Their lives have been interrupted, and they have lost everything they know, love, and need to survive and thrive.
• They leave behind their homes and their lives.
Here is how to get started: We as a church can donate basic household goods—things you may have around the house that you’re no longer using—or new items. There are, however, items they cannot accept, so you will find a list of the acceptable items HERE . You can also go to their Facebook page for this and additional information.
Items may be brought directly to the Resettlement office at 462 Hegeman Ave, Colchester (Fort Ethan Allen) OR let me know and I’ll transport anything that will fit in my car: firstname.lastname@example.org, (425-2614).
Thank you so much for being part of this initiative!