Outreach News

Vashon Afghan Resettlement Team The Vashon Afghan Resettlement Team formed Fall, 2021 in response to the fall of Afghanistan.  Our group of volunteers comes from the community and a number of island faith groups.  We assist the Refugee Resettlement Project located in Kent that operates under the Episcopal Church. We gather household items for families…

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The Crisis in Ukraine and Ways to Help

Resources and Links: Episcopal Relief & Development (Donation Page) Episcopal Relief & Development (Resources for Congregations, including bulletin inserts) World Central Kitchen Amnesty International UN High Commission on Refugees UNICEF Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders Voices of Children (A Ukrainian Charitable Foundation working with children traumatized by armed conflict) Sunflower of Peace (Provides first aide medical tactical backpacks for…

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NEW VART NEWS (Afghan Refugees)

Early March, 2022 update on Vashon Afghan Resettlement Team Recently the team delivered two more household kits to the refugee resettlement office. The generosity of islanders has now outfitted four Afghan families in their new homes in south King County.  VART is preparing to move to a new sorting and storage area.  We have been…

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Afghan Refugees – VART news (update)

Conversation Partners Are Needed for Afghan Refugees (update)   An exciting opportunity is being offered to us. As you have watched pictures of the Afghan refugees in the last few months, have you wondered what they are like as people? We now have the chance to converse with Afghan refugees.  The Diocese of Olympia is…

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Afghan Resettlement Team- VART News

The Afghan resettlement team is looking for a new place to store and sort the household kits. We’ve been working at Lewis Hall but the Unitarians are preparing to reopen services there. We need an area about the size of a small bedroom, could be unheated. We need regular access so we can bring deliveries.…

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Grocery Receipts Nourish Neighbors

Even though Covid has changed many traditions, CHS parishioners have continued to turn in their grocery receipts from Thriftway and IGA.  In 2021 we received $1,418.86 from Thriftway and IGA as a result of turning in our grocery receipts.  Last month’s receipts alone totaled a generous $16,500, which brought in $539.95 for this past January…

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