Show Dignity to Migrant Arrivals
In recent weeks, 2,000 displaced people were dropped off by Customs and Border Patrol in “street releases” throughout San Diego County. More and more are arriving at a time when our homeless and migrant shelters are at capacity and homelessness is at an all time high. Nonprofits around the County are scrambling to assist migrants–most of whom desire to travel out of San Diego to join friends and family elsewhere.
It’s easy to focus on the politics, but time and time again in the Gospels, we see Jesus much more concerned about the welfare of people than resolving conflicting opinions. So in the midst of chaos, we wanted to send you ways you can actively love those arriving in our country.
Your gifts will enable us to support our affiliate, World Relief, and other nonprofits that are providing short-term, essential relief to those crossing the border. You can make a donation here.
Host Home Volunteers donate a safe, comfortable space for refugees, asylees, and others in a time of transition, many times for 24-48 hours. All hosts will receive a Host Home Orientation, undergo a background check, interview, and provide a tour of their home. Apply here!
Interfaith Volunteer Responders: Interfaith seeks volunteers at the Oceanside Transit Center, Interfaith Haven House Shelter to assist with intakes, scheduling flights, transportation, translation in Spanish, French, Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, food and clothing donations. Please sign up here.
Immigrant Defenders Law Center Volunteers: ImmDef is seeking volunteers Otay Mesa to assist with intakes, transportation, translation. Please sign up here.
Among the many needs of migrants are backpacks and pre-packaged food for their travels to join friends and family. We will be receiving donations of these items at our office. Please email [email protected] to arrange delivery during the hours of 9am-2pm weekdays.
Covenant Church, 2980 Howard Ave, San Diego, CA