Action Alert: Refugee Resettlement and Earthquake Relief

August 17, 2021

Beloved members and friends of Foundry,

We are in prayer for the multiple disaster events unfolding around the globe, including what is happening in Haiti and Afghanistan. While we pray, we also look for what what we can do to help.

Two immediate giving opportunities are available to support organized relief efforts for the Haiti Earthquake and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa resettlement efforts in the Washington Region.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) International Disaster Response and Recovery

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working with partners in Haiti on how to best meet the immediate needs of survivors following Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Support the work of UMCOR and their response and recovery efforts here.
Capital Area Lutheran Social Services (LSSNCA) Afghan SIV Resettlement

As evacuation of our allies before the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on Sept. 11 is critical to ensure their safety, LSSNCA is mobilizing its community supporters to be a part of this historic welcome of 2,500 individuals in less than six weeks. They need our time, talents, and gifts to help provide transportation, housing, and other basic needs to our new neighbors, many of whom have received just a few days’ notice of their departure to the U.S. Join LSSNCA in supporting our new neighbors.