August 20, 2017
Believing as we do in the inherent worth and dignity of all human beings, our Share the Plate recipient for August is the International Rescue Committee of Tucson which provides aid and support for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. In Tucson and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 30 U.S. cities, including Tucson.
On their website, https://www.rescue.org/united-states/tucson-az, you can find real facts about refugees and actions that we can take to oppose the administration's ban on refugees. You can read stories of the refugees who have settled in Tucson and find ways to volunteer.
Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. In Tucson and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them ...
Please plan to make a generous donation to this worthy organization on Share the Plate Sunday, August 20. If you write a check, make it out to UUCT and remember to put "Share the Plate " or "STP" in the memo line.