Refugee Support

This video debuted in worship on Feb. 4, 2024 as our Mission Minute.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO AFGHAN REFUGEES
Our congregation, along with other interested churches and groups, has sponsored a family from Afghanistan who has now settled in the state of Minnesota. We continue to help with school needs, work needs, transportation and love for our friends in need. Questions? Contact Kat Carlsen or Spike Carlsen.

There are five agencies in Minnesota designated, and funded, by the U.S. State Department to help resettle refugees in the state. All can use volunteers and donations.
To become involved contact:

MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (MCC)
This organization is currently looking for volunteers to serve as Befrienders, Resettlement Assistants, Apartment Set-Up Volunteers and Immigration Administrative Assistants. To get involved contact rsvolunteers@mnchurches.org.

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF MINNESOTA 
Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas. For more information, visit https://www.lssmn.org/get-involved/volunteer

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Looking for volunteers to become involved as Family Mentors, Grocery Shoppers and Donation Collectors. For more details visit https://www.ccsomn.org/refugee-resettlement-program/volunteering-with-the-refugee-resettlement-program/

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA
Currently seeking volunteers to serve as Refugee Mentors, English Language Classroom Assistants, Front Desk Assistants and in other roles. For more information visit https://iimn.org/support/volunteer/

ARRIVE MINISTRIES
Looking for volunteers to teach English to adults, provide homework help to children, teach sewing skills and more. For more information, visit https://arriveministries.org/volunteer/

In addition to these agencies, there are organizations such as Alight (the former American Refugee Committee) that help with refugee resettlement. One group, with ties to Trinity, has raised $20,000, secured housing and is awaiting the arrival of their family from Ukraine. For more information contact Karen Hannah or visit https://wearealight.org/volunteer-internship-opportunities/