The Migration and Refugee Support Ministry of Arlington Catholic Charities has a goal of resettling about 650 refugee families in the next year.
On Oct. 14-15 Our Lady Queen of Peace at 2700 19th Street South in Arlington will have a truck in front of the church to collect necessities for the refugee families. The white truck will be parked on 19th Street in front of the church on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 3-6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 7 :45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Our Lady Queen of Peace is requesting new twin and queen size sheet sets, blankets, comforters and pillows; dishwasher safe silverware and microwave safe dish sets; new bath towels and washcloths and gift cards to local grocery stores. In addition, the list of needed items includes gift cards to Dollar Tree, Walmart, Target, IKEA and Visa gift cards that can be used in multiple locations. Metro cards are also requested to help clients get to interviews and work.
These contributions are tax deductible.