Lucio Perez of Springfield, an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant facing deportation, currently resides at the First Congregational Church of Amherst, which is providing him sanctuary while he waits for his case to be reopened after Immigration and Customs Enforcement denied his stay of removal. Providing housing and meals as well as funding a Legal Defense to fight his deportation is costly. Money donated to the Sanctuary Fund of First Congregational Church during the Dedicated Offering will be used to support this effort.
Dedicated Offerings provide a way for our Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst community to recognize and financially support worthy organizations engaged in projects that reflect our guiding Unitarian-Universalist principles. We hope you will give generously on May 20.
Please make checks payable to “UUSA” and write “Sanctuary Fund” in the comment section. Thank you for your generosity!