Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Comunidad Emergency Fund

Comunidad Liberación/Liberation Community
Community Emergency Fund
for Economic Sanctuary

Comunidad Liberación/Liberation Community has established an Emergency Fund to provide “economic sanctuary” for our immigrant brothers and sisters who are experiencing the deepest kinds of systemic injustice and oppression.  This action follows prayer and discernment regarding what our faithful response(s) might be to increasing anti-immigrant sentiment in our cities, state, and nation; the arrival of refugees from AZ in the MetroDenver area since the implementation of the racist bill SB1070; and requests for assistance with legal and emergency costs.

 This fund will provide cash assistance to immigrant refugees from AZ resettling in the Denver Metro area, and to immigrant folk in our communities in need of help with legal costs or other emergency needs.  To put it biblically:

Leviticus 19:33-34
When an immigrant resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the immigrant.  The immigrant who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the immigrant as yourself, for you were immigrants in the land of Egypt: 
I am the LORD your God.

A small group of broader community members will work together to distribute the funds.

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To contribute to the Fund, please send this portion along with your checks/cash to the following address:

IMPORTANT:  Make the check out to "Mayflower UCC" AND put "Comunidad Emergency Fund" in the memo line.

Mail your gift to: Mayflower UCC 3001 S. Acoma St.Englewood, CO 80110



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