Our country is again receiving asylum seekers. In Phoenix there is just one location and the time is usually at 10 am in the morning. At this moment our government is only able to give short notice concerning when the immigrants will be arriving. We typically get the word 24 hours before the time of drop off the next day.
This is far from ideal, but it is the present reality and we are glad to get the people, who are fleeing horrible situations, out of the detention centers and off to a better life near their sponsors. In the future we hope to get a more set schedule of drop offs by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
However, right now if you would like to help at the Welcome Center please email Pastor Jim O'Neal or call or text him at (602) 579-3490. You will be placed on an email list and notified concerning the time and place where you can help.
For those who cannot go to the Welcome Center or who just want to do more, we need the following items in new or gently used quality: Men’s jeans, sweatpants, all sizes; Women’s leggings or stretch pants, all sizes; Shoes for all (except infant); Men’s underwear; Women’s socks; Men’s hoodies and jackets; Winter gloves, beanies and scarves. Contact Pastor Jim to coordinate your donation, as we are still unable to accept donations at the church.