St. Martin's Stands to Support Refugees

St. Martin's Stands to Support Refugees

By Sophie Smal, Communications Coordinator 


With immigration presenting a major debate in today's politics, St. Martin's, Davis, decided to support and spread awareness about Episcopal Migration Ministry for their 2017 Lenten project.

"We had already selected EMM, and then a couple of [presidential] executive orders came out [regarding immigration] so it increased our determination," Judith Stanley, chair of the Social Justice and Outreach Commission, for St. Martin's said.

Every year, the commission's goals for their Lenten project include bringing visibility to a certain topic for their congregation and community, and also raising money for an organization that reaches out to those in need.

It's predicted that with President Donald Trump's executive order, the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. in 2017 will drop from 110,000 to 50,000. Consequently, the organizations that work with current and future refugees, such as EMM, will be at risk.

This month EMM started a fundraising campaign, called "Stand to Support Refugees," aimed at raising enough funds for the organization to remain intact.

Join St. Martin's in their Lenten project to fund the EMM. Click here to learn more about EMM and click here to donate.

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