Donations Needed for Refugees Hit Hard by COVID-19 Pandemic

Leslie Fore

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone and especially the most vulnerable.

The Santa Catalina Catholic Church Refugee Ministry (part of the Social Awareness and Justice Ministry) will be collecting items to help refugees who have suffered greatly due to loss of employment, crowded housing conditions, and a lack of basic necessities.

The items will be collected Aug. 11 through 31. Please contact Carolyn Sherwin for drop-off/pick-up information at [email protected] or 510-334-9376. We need the following items:

* Bars of soap

* Hand sanitizer

* Cleaning products

* Deodorant

* Toothpaste and toothbrushes

* Shampoo and conditioner

* Mouthwash

* Shaving cream

* Lotion

If you would like to make a monetary donation, go to Scroll down and select the “donate now” button. Complete the online form. Select the optional use of your gift to: Refugee & Immigration Services.

Thank you for your kind consideration of this request.