The Inn

Thousands of individuals have already been served, and more are arriving each day. You can be part of the love expressed by responding in whatever way Jesus is calling you to act.

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People are rallying together to respond with love to a request for help from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. ICE has asked for help with temporary housing and transportation for immigrant families. Most of the families are from Central America and are in the United States as Refugee or Asylum immigrants. They have cleared background checks and customs. The coordinated response is called The Inn Project. Some churches are providing safe temporary lodgings for families for approximately 5-24 hours and in some cases 2-3 days. The churches are also providing meals, hygiene and bedding necessities, warm clothing, and other miscellaneous travel needs. When contact with the refugee’s extended family is secured, churches are coordinating transportation for the refugees to join their families.

What will you do?

Prayers, volunteers, and gifts are all critical needs. Use the participation form to register as a volunteer, to commit to pray for the project, and/or to give money or items in support of this project. If you’d like to make a quick donation or register for additional participation later, use the “Donate Online Now” button below.

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Urgent Needs List

Contact Gretchen Lopez at to arrange large deliveries.

Open Urgent Needs List

Clothes for men, women, and childrenClothes and winter coatsShoes for smaller women, men, and childrenBackpacks, gym bags, reusable grocery bagsNew underwear for children or adultsSheets, pillow cases, machine washable blanketsDiapers, baby wipes, Pedialyte, formula, baby bottles & sippy cups, baby carriersDeodorant for men and womenChapstickCombs, brushes, hair tiesShampoo, washcloths, feminine hygiene supplies, toilet paper, laundry detergentToothbrushes and toothpaste (trial size are fine)SnacksFruitCases of waterRice, beans, cerealCup of soupSnack CrackersGranola barsFruit SnacksCheez-ItsPeanut ButterJellyDisposable plates, cups, and cutlery

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Telling others about this project is very important. Use www.dscumc.org/theinnproject to share this news via Social Media, in an email to your friends and family, or on a church website. Please note, checks should be payable to Desert Southwest Conference at 1550 E. Meadowbrook Avenue, Phoenix Arizona 85014 with “The Inn Project” in the memo line.

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Asylum Seekers Update

People of faith have stepped up and are doing their best to help even though these faith congregations are being taxed financially and with getting enough volunteers, especially for jobs like preparing a meal for 100 people or letting a family stay overnight in their home.

Love is in the lead

Love is in the lead

“Today, it took dozens of people to work together under her leadership to intercept injustice, heartless cruelty, and the illusion of crisis. It took pastors, and bus drivers, and police officers, and No More Deaths volunteers, and church members, and Greyhound employees, and students to fight with everything they had and work together for love to win out today. And it did.”

#UMCatHerBest

“Tonight I was grateful to see the Church at work. The powers that be decided to drop off about 120 immigrant guests at the Tucson Bus Depot. For those who aren’t from Tucson, our bus station is tiny and not open at night. So, to drop a family off at the depot is to leave them on the street.”

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