The United Church of Christ is actively engaged in providing safety and hospitality to children who are coming to the US as refugees from Central America. The UCC Bethany Children’s Home in Womelsdorf, PA has received sixty children so far and plans to help hundreds more. Yuma UCC in Yuma, AZ is providing food, clothing, water and other supplies to women and children left by the Border Patrol in parking lots to fend for themselves. The California Nevada Conference of the UCC is supporting the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium which is collecting and distributing aid. The United Church of the Valley UCC in Murrieta, CA is providing a peaceful presence and advocacy. And, the UCC Southwest Conference is collecting relief supplies and coodinating relief efforts.
We can be grateful for the faithful witness of the UCC in response to this terrible tragedy.