Cathedral of St. John the Divine Blog

How to Help Immigrant Children Separated from their Families REBECCA MERRILL JUNE 21, 2018

All at the Cathedral have watched in horror as images from the border of traumatized children ripped from their parents by ICE agents flood our news feeds. Bishop Dietsche has issued a statement you can read here. While we reach out to local organizations, including Catholic Charities in New York where some of these children were transported, to learn their needs, we offer you the following list of other ways to help.

Southern Poverty Law Center

Here’s a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families - Texas Tribune

ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy

The Young Center for Children’s Immigrant Rights

Diocese of New York Announces Caribbean Recovery Fund REBECCA MERRILL JANUARY 17, 2018

This summer, hurricanes hit our neighbors in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with a seemingly never-ending barrage of wind and rain, causing massive amounts of death and damage along the way. The Diocese of New York sprung into action for short-term assistance through Episcopal Relief and Disaster Recovery. Now, as the more intermediate and long term needs become known, the Diocese has announced its own initiative to help the Diocese of Puerto Rico.

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How to Help Victims of Recent Natural Disasters REBECCA MERRILL SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

We've been feeling heartsick at the string of recent natural disasters that have struck across the world. From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and now Maria to the Monsoons in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, to the mudslides in Sierra Leone, to the multiple earthquakes in Mexico, there is an overwhelming need for support to help in the rescue and rebuild.

Here are some organizations doing the work in these areas.

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