The MVUUC Board of Trustees voted to officially add MVUUC’s name and support to
Refugee Resettlement Team #2
فريق مساعدة اللاجئين #٢
February – March 2017
Who We Are: A group of volunteers who are committed to peace and social justice by helping refugees. Our team includes community activists of all ages: professors, teachers, students, financial advisors, filmmakers, homemakers, seniors and scientists.
Our Mission: To provide transitional support to refugees in Pomona & San Gabriel Valleys as refugees work to gain their independence.
What We Do: Fundraise to supplement refugees’ rent, provide furniture, transportation; assist registration for social services, schools, medical appointments and English language classes.
Click here to find out more: www.refugeeteam2.org
Get the Book: DEVYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR Books available at discounted price of only $23.50. Contact Anne Thorward. A great read published by UUA Beacon Press. Great gift and some say the book is much better than the movie.
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the previously untold story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save scores of imperiled Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation across Europe.
Go to: http://www.defyingthenazis.org/
The Social Justice Coordinating Committee is compiling a list of local organizations that further social justice causes in which members of MVUUC are involved. We will have a display on the green table in the Sanctuary asking for input, to include the name of the organization, when and where the organization meets locally, and whether the person providing the information would be willing to be a contact person for anyone interested in the organization. We know that MVUUC members and friends are active in the local communities! Tell us about it and provide the information for others who may be interested!