Dane County Sanctuary Coalition seeks legal professional

Are you (or do you know) a legal professional? Here's a special request from Lutheran Social Services and Catholic Charities:

 

LSS Refugee is working in collaboration with Catholic Charities in Milwaukee (USCCB) on a pro bono attorney project to assure legal services for Afghans needing to apply for asylum. Catholic Charities is working with the WI Bar Association as well, to recruit pro bono attorneys to join this effort. USCCB will provide training to attorneys who sign on.

This is a critical area for Afghans, and any help is welcome. If you are an attorney or you know an attorney, please consider this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our Afghan neighbors.

Please direct all interested persons to Barbara Graham at Catholic Charities Legal Immigration Service at bgraham@ccmke.org

 

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Other volunteer opportunities:

 

Open Doors For Refugees has taken over the Madison warehouse of Team Rubicon and is always in need of volunteers to manage this and other aspects of its operation. Follow the link to connect with their coordinators.

 

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is in their new warehouse in Milwaukee and actively unpacking and organizing the new space. Wisconsin Council of Churches is working with local church leaders to coordinate volunteers for the new warehouse (initial setup and operation) and to establish an offsite donation drop-off and sorting center (more to come). If you are interested in scheduling some work days in Milwaukee, for the warehouse or their resettlement office contact Rev. Peder JohansonThere are some immediate volunteer needs in the office and anyone interested in serving within the coming days and weeks can coordinate their visit through Rev. Johanson.

 

Would your church group be interested in a Mini Service Trip to Milwaukee? LSS has a partner with multiple apartments for future refugee arrivals in need of cleaning and painting. With the hiring shortages currently being felt across the economy, these units sit empty and unavailable until the work can be done. Paint and supplies will be provided, but volunteers are needed to prepare these new homes. If you or your leaders would like to discuss this opportunity further, contact Rev. Peder Johanson.

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Sent to WNPJ by: 

Rabbi Bonnie Margulis

Executive Director

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice

Dane Sanctuary Coalition steering committee

608-513-7121