Help Immigrants and Refugees Mission Trip

Project Help Immigrants and Refugees Mission Trip to Indy – June 16 & 17

Indiana has growing immigrant and refugee communities, particularly in the Indianapolis area. Assumptions and stereotypes swirl around these communities. Come learn what it is really about through the Immigrant Welcome Center of Indianapolis. We will leave Friday, June 16 from CPC at 8:30am and travel there for a 10am orientation to their programs, the bigger picture of immigrant and refugee needs, and how CPC might be helpful longer term. After lunch, we will distribute personal care and hygiene items, and other donated items, that we bring with us at one of the resettlement apartment complexes. We will also purchase food items at the local ethnic grocery for the Syrian and Congolese communities that are having difficulty with early adjustment to an American style diet and what is available through local food pantries. We will then distribute these food items to families. Those that desire will spend the night locally (more information to come on that and it may be a hotel). Following breakfast and prayer for the needs of immigrants and refugees, we will visit a second resettlement apartment complex at 10am and distribute the remaining personal care and hygiene items as well as remaining food. Following lunch we will depart back to Terre Haute. Time permitting, we will visit the offices of Catholic Charities and Exodus, two organizations also working closely with refugee resettlement.

If you would like to attend some or all of this mission opportunity, please RSVP through this link by June 6. If you can’t go, but would like to help via the donation of items to be brought with those that do go, click here for details.  If you would like to contribute financially to support ethnic food purchases, please make check out to Central Presbyterian Church with “Immigrant Project” on memo line and place in collection plate or drop off at church office by Tuesday, June 13.