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The Call

Vol. E18, Number 8

updated: April 9, 2018

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How to help families after ICE raid


MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (April 10, 2018) -- The Mountain View District of the Holston Conference has released a list of ways that church members can help neighbors affected by a federal raid and arrest of nearly 100 employees at Southeastern Provision meat-processing plant near Rutledge.

“As you can imagine, there is much fear, apprehension and uncertainty among our local Hispanic community,” said Haden Scott, district Hispanic ministry chair. “Many families have been separated with no guarantee as to when or if they will be reunited.”

He offered the following the suggestions “to effectively be in ministry with the community and those families impacted by the April 5 raid”:

 

PRAY
“The most immediate help we can offer these families is to lift them up in prayer. Please, please pray for our local Hispanic community,” Scott said.

 

GIVE
Funds to aid the families will be accepted in the district. Send checks to: Mountain View District, P.O. Box 1592, Morristown, TN 37816-1592. (Write “ICE raid” on memo line.)

 

VOLUNTEER
 St. Patrick Catholic Church in Morristown is coordinating aid, supplies, and volunteers. (The needs may change daily.) Call (423) 586-9174 or visit 2518 W. Andrew Johnson Highway in Morristown.

 

NETWORK
These agencies are at work to help immigrant neighbors in the Morristown area:

These United Methodist agencies work to provide legal services for low-income immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers: