Newberry UU Announces Sanctuary Status
Clayton Memorial UU Church has announced their status as a sanctuary church. The address is 334 Clayton Memorial Church Rd, Newberry, SC 29108. There is a reception room with a shower, a bathroom, and a bed, along with shades, etc. around the windows for privacy. We plan to support them when they lets us know what their needs are. In the meantime, you can support them monetarily here: https://newberryuu.org/support-cmuu/
Families of detainees need our support
The waiting room at Stewart Detention Center is filled with families who have traveled long distances to visit someone they love. The process is slow. The guard informs a woman she cannot visit her husband.
Why? Because of the holes in her jeans.
An El Refugio volunteer is in the waiting room, and she keeps extra clothing in her car. She gives the woman a pair of pants. The woman is granted a visit with her husband.
Visiting a loved one at Stewart Detention Center is stressful and confusing. For those detained at Stewart, life is harrowing. As many as 1,800 immigrants are detained at any given time. Some are sick and deprived of medical care. Others have been further isolated as punishment, even while trying to follow Stewart’s arbitrary rules. Three people have died since February of 2017.
Your gift to El Refugio eases the plight of families who have been separated by cruel immigration policies.
SC United with Immigrants - SC United with Immigrants is a coalition of organizations and community leaders who are committed to serving immigrants and refugees in South Carolina. We came together in December 2016 as a non-partisan group committed to preserving the rights of all who live in our state. We seek to provide individuals, advocates, and organizations with resources, education and other tools to support this goal.
WeAreHereToStay.org - Find out about supporting undocumented immigrants
Read about our recent Community Conversation about the refugee crisis.