The International Institute of Los Angeles (IILA) is looking for volunteers to greet and receive refugee families at LAX
Many of these families have been through a lot of stress, trauma, and extremely long travel to get here
To be greeted, hear their names from a friendly face, and know that they are in the right place can be a huge relief
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
TO SIGN UP:
For more details email SFVIndivisible@gmail.com
Use this link to indicate which time periods you are available to be at LAX. Enter your phone and email and an IILA staff member will reach out to you if there is an arriving flight during your time slot.
Adelanto is operated by the GEO Group, a private prison corporation, contracted by ICE to imprison adult men and women. There are usually close to 2,000 migrants detained in Adelanto, but the District Court set maximum occupancy of 450 during the pandemic and stopped them from accepting new people. Currently, under 400 migrants live in Adelanto and the number of people we are in touch with has also been reduced by over 75%.
Your letters of support are desperately needed!
Today, people in Adelanto are especially lonely
No visits are allowed from family, friends, or even lawyers
There is a collective feeling of abandonment and desperation
People remain imprisoned while most of their dorm mates have been
released or deported
YOUR LETTER LETS THEM KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
If you'd like to learn more about this worthwhile program contact one of our
Pen Pal Program Coordinators:
Janet Elkins @ email@example.com
Terry Herkner @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Betty Carmona @ email@example.com