Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross. There are several disaster relief operations currently operating in the US. In the wake of recent storms, the San Diego Region is recruiting individuals to deploy as shelter workers across several states. Those interested in learning more about this opportunity should contact Jane Scanlon, American Red Cross Shelter Lead. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org@redcross.org.
The White House recently ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children to gain temporary legal status, work, and attend college. With the program’s termination, these protections disappear and DACA youth will be subject to deportation once their authorization expires.
Some DACA holders are eligible to extend their protected status for another two years, but they MUST complete their renewal application before October 5. The US Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) charges a $495 application fee for each renewal application—a huge burden for low-income families, especially on such short notice. So, for the next three weeks, First UU is joining with our longtime partner Alliance San Diego to help DACA families cover this cost and meet the October deadline.
You can contribute to this effort in one of two ways:
By Bev Harju and the Climate Justice Team - First UU Church
At the recent Community Choice Clean Energy Forum, 89 attendees enjoyed an interesting presentation and filled out 90 post cards to mail to our elected officials. We also collected $166 in donations that will go directly towards our clean energy advocacy efforts.
We have several wonderful upcoming events planned at our serenely beautiful mountain retreat Camp de Benneville Pines. Are you in need of a tranquil mountain retreat? Searching for a place where you can commune with nature and find the solitude of a mountain glen? Or do you long for the warmth of a welcoming community of peers? Well, look no further. You have found the place you seek! And here are a few of the upcoming opportunities to come visit.
April 13-17 Spring Volunteer Work Camp
April 21-23 UU Men’s Retreat
May 5-7 UU Women’s Retreat
July 9-15 PWSD Elementary Camp/Counselor in Training Camp
July 16-22 Junior High Camp – filling up fast
July 23-29 Senior High Camp – has short waiting list, get on it now
July 30-Aug 6 Family Camp – nearly full
Aug 6-10 - Adult Camp/UU Choir camp
Aug 12-16 Social Justice Family Camp
Aug 18-23 Art Groove 2017
Sept 1-4 Young Adult Camp
Sept 8-10 Yoga Retreat
For more info about any of these event please contact Betsy Gilpin at (760) 230-2515 or by email at email@example.com.
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