HELP FOR REFUGEES
Many of us are concerned about the Afghan refugees and are looking for a way to help. We at Mt. View have partnered before with Lutheran Family Services in Denver in providing assistance for refugees. Once again I turned to them, and this is what I learned. If you are wanting to help, please see the links below to give financial assistance or to purchase household items on their wish list. These items will be shipped directly to LFS.
Grace and Peace to you as we reach out in love to our neighbors.
Rev. Beverly Fest
If you are reaching out to the refugee program at Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains to inquire about Afghan refugees, SIVs or other refugee community members, thank you! We are so grateful for the generous community response to the events in Afghanistan and the interest in welcoming those who will be resettled here in Colorado.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions, as well as some general information:
When will refugees and SIVs from the emergency evacuations be arriving in Colorado? How many people will be coming here?
We don’t know—US-based resettlement agencies such as ourselves are not involved in the evacuation itself, and there are a lot of uncertainties about timing and logistics right now, as you have surely seen in the news. What we do know is that LFSRM and all the other resettlement agencies are preparing for when they do arrive. And Afghan refugees and SIVs have been part of our caseload for years, so we are using that experience to prepare to serve those who are evacuated due to current events as well.
How can I help?
- We will need rental support for new refugee families. Contribute here (https://www.lfsrm.org/give-now/donate/) and select “Refugee and Asylee Programs;” if desired, you can indicate “Afghanistan response” or “rental assistance” in the comment field; if you do not write a comment, funds will support our refugee programs in general (items such as case management, employment services, and household items).
Donating household items or furniture for new refugee families:
- To purchase new household items: we have an Amazon wish list: https://a.co/g8PkY3p. Bedding sets and pot/pan sets are a priority need; items ship directly to LFSRM.