The message below shares some of the important work being done by Gulfcoast Legal Services, the organization chosen to receive the Christmas offering from Lakewood United Church of Christ.
Jena Blair of the LUCC church family works at Gulfcoast:
Hi Kim, I just wanted to say thank you for selecting Gulfcoast Legal for the Christmas offering this year. It means so much that Lakewood selected Gulfcoast and to feel the support of the congregation. Right now, we have been working with “know your rights” presentations and checklist to give in the community and agencies working with immigrant populations. We also are working with human trafficking victims, victims of all crimes and domestic violence victims to obtain lawful immigration status. This means representing clients in immigration court to file and obtain U Visas, T Visas and VAWA petitions. It is a challenging time to do the work we all do and knowing others in the community share these values and support the work of assisting immigrants and vulnerable populations, at Gulfcoast Legal is truly appreciated.