Fwd: Volunteers Needed: Asylum Seekers Emergency Response Needs (InterFaith Services) (09/21/2023)

From: SDICLC <sdiclc@unionyes.org>
Subject: Volunteers Needed: Asylum Seekers Emergency Response Needs (InterFaith Services)
Date: September 21, 2023 at 9:58:12 AM PDT

Dear Labor Family,

Asylum seekers have been arriving in San Diego County since 9/13/2023. Interfaith is leading the response efforts among community partners, and in just 5 days, they have already assisted over 177 individuals! Asylum seekers are being dropped off at transit centers without any resources. Each day, up to 50 to 200 or more people are being dropped off by border patrol, and this situation is quickly becoming a crisis. The supplies needed can be found on the attached flyer, and a volunteer sign-up link is provided below.

We need your support!

There are many ways to help either by helping in person or donating items/money.
Interfaith: Asylum Volunteer Responders (signupgenius.com)
Title 42 ended in May, but asylum seekers are being dropped off in San Diego County as of 9/13/2023. Interfaith is leading response efforts among community partners and we need your help! Click the link above to help individuals and families in this time of need.
Languages most needed for translation: Spanish, French, Arabic, Farsi, and Kurdish.
Location: Oceanside Transit Center, Interfaith Haven House Shelter, and other locations to be determined.
This role may include:

  • Check in individuals/ families.
  • Scheduling flights / Transporting individuals/families to airport
  • Host family representation ( help communicate with host to arrange traveling)
  • Provide donated essentials such as food and clothing (if available) and being flexible when the need is urgent and more!

Once you have signed up, interfaith staff will contact you as needed.

Thank you,
Your Labor Council