Immigrants and refugees often arrive in our region with little else than the clothes on their back. Financial help from their neighbors would help them to get ahead.


Immigrants find it hard to pay the required fees. A medical exam costs around $100; to apply for U.S. citizenship $725; and for legal permanent residency $1,070, to name a few of the costs. Your donation, of any amount, will help legal immigrants to advance in their life in the U.S.



Refugees must pay back their travel to the U.S. through a loan arrangement, $900. They often scramble to pay it, as well as for basic necessities. For instance, $35 buys hygiene items for one person for six months, $72 a monthly bus pass, and around $200 for a couch. Your donation, of any amount, helps refugees to settle in their new home.



Families have reached our region desperate for our help. They have many needs, especially for funds to be able to travel to reunite with family members across the country. Our faith community will use your donation to meet the basic needs of these vulnerable families and help them pay for transportation to reunite with their loved ones across the country. Your mercy and prayers can make a difference in these families lives.