Ways to Get Involved

There are many unknowns about the immediate future of Ascentria’s refugee work. We have great concern for the refugees we are serving now and our employees who are supporting them. We are following the situation closely and we are standing with the refugee families seeking safety from violence, persecution and terror. 

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

  • CALL YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVES TODAY: 1-866-961-4293. Please call 3 times to connect with your Representative and both of your Senators. Tell them your community welcomes refugees and urge them to do everything they can to ensure we resettle at least 75,000 refugees next year.

    Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN]. I strongly support refugee resettlement and am outraged that President Trump has set the refugee admissions goal for next year at 45,000. I urge you to do everything in your power to see that the administration resettle at least 75,000 refugees in 2018. As we face a global refugee crisis with more than 22 million refugees, resettlement strengthens our national security, encourages other countries to keep their doors open to refugees, and advances our foreign policy interests. I call on you to protect the U.S. refugee resettlement program. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our American values of compassion and hospitality.”

    Sample Tweet: “.@[SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] Tell the White House 45k is INEXCUSABLE & to #Welcome75k #refugees in the U.S. & reject the refugee/Muslim ban. #RefugeesWelcome #GreaterAs1”
  • Contact your members of Congress to express your support for immigrants and refugee resettlement. Visit: http://act.commoncause.org/ for contact information.
    Sample message: (please personalize): Dear Senator/Representative (name), We are strongly opposed to stopping refugee resettlement and discriminating against certain refugees based on their nationality or religion. As a faith community, we reject any policy created on unfounded fears that would endanger refugees and deny access to refugees based on their religion or nationality
  • Visit our national partner, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service at www.lirs.org/support-refugee-resettlement for additional information and ways to get involved in support of refugees and immigrants both locally and nationally.
  • Action Alert! Tell the White House and Congress that you OPPOSE President Trump’s Latest Executive Order.
  • Post on Facebook and Twitter using #NoMuslimBanEver #RefugeesWelcome #NoBanNoWallNoRaids #WeAreAllAmerica #WhereRTheRefugees #GreaterAs1. See this No Muslim Ban Messaging Guide, information on refugee admissions, and resources on engaging local media outlets.

Your Local Community

If you want to make a real difference for refugees in New England, please make a donation today to our refugee program. Your gift will help us to continue to support refugees during this uncertain time.

  • Donate items or coordinate a drive to collect basic necessities to help newly arrived refugees. As each refugee family or individual arrives in America to begin their new life, many do so with literally nothing except the clothes on their back and an undeterred spirit. Please visit our in-kind donations page for a list of needed items and contact information to schedule a donation drop-off.
  • Participate in a local educational forum or community rally supporting refugee resettlement, take photos and share the experience on social media.
  • Encourage your church, school or civic group to host a talk about Ascentria’s refugee resettlement program. Call 774.243.3900 to schedule a speaker.
  • Sign petitions and contact your local and national government officials to express your support of refugee resettlement. Check out the following link: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/do-not-stop-refugee-resettle
  • Engage in conversation with family, friends and colleagues about the benefits refugees bring to our communities and our country. Share your knowledge about refugees and resettlement.