In 2020, Latter-day Saint Charities awarded grants to 9 resettlement companies in america to help refugees who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on a news release, the monetary assist from the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has supplied the refugees with cash for hire, medical and different bills, in addition to larger entry to family provides, meals and hygiene gadgets.
Kelly Ricculli, deputy director of growth for resettlement, asylum and integration on the Worldwide Rescue Committee (IRC), acknowledged within the launch:
Many refugee and asylum-seeking households, together with those that have been within the U.S. for a while, work in industries hardest hit by the pandemic, equivalent to hospitality and meals service. Some have been immediately unable to work and struggled to place meals on the desk.
This 12 months, the Latter-day Saint Charities grants have supplied meals and monetary assist to greater than 10,600 refugees and immigrants by way of 142 workplaces nationwide. Almost 2,000 beds have been distributed from the Church’s Deseret Manufacturing.
The 9 resettlement companies embrace:
- United States Convention of Catholic Bishops,
- Worldwide Rescue Committee,
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants,
- Church World Service,
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service,
- Episcopal Migration Ministries,
- Ethiopian Neighborhood Improvement Council (ECDC).
- World Aid.
The Committee reported that grocery commodities have been an vital contribution for households, particularly for individuals who suffered current job loss. The Latter-day Saint Charities grants to the resettlement companies additionally assist assist refugees with workforce coaching, digital literacy, group engagement and emergency funding.