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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Ash Wednesday Service

Please join us at Church of the Holy Spirit, for Ash Wednesday service at noon on March 2, 2022. As well as live stream on Facebook at noon.

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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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Afghan Resettlement Team and other VART news

Afghan Resettlement team: The Vashon Afghan Resettlement Team had their first milestone this week: two household kits were delivered! Team members packed a community van and unloaded at the Refugee Resettlement Office and then the new home of an Afghan family. We delivered to Nafisa and her teen children.  We didn’t share a language; fortunately,…

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Welcoming the Stranger

Welcoming the Stranger The New York Times Looks at Churches and Afghan Refugees   What do Afghan refugees and churches like CHS have in common? As our faith community has prepared to ease the path of Afghan refugees to their new homes so have other faith communities across the U.S. In the usually secular pages…

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