Friday, August 31, 2012

Volunteers Needed

Are you available on Fridays to volunteer and help feed people in need? The Lord's Ladle Cafe needs volunteers on Fridays. The Lord's Ladle is located at 142 Redbank Road, Goose Creek, SC. To learn more about the Lord's Ladle, this opportunity, other volunteer needs, or donation needs, please read our previous blog post here or call John Flinn at 843-863-0659.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Urgent Volunteer Need!!

Volunteers are needed to help at our Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services Offices. These offices are located in Mt. Pleasant, Greenville, and Hilton Head. Since the  Deferred Action for Dreamers program went into action, our offices have been flooded with calls. Interested volunteers must be bilingual in English and Spanish and will help answer calls. For more information, please call 843-402-9115 x 15 or x 45.

Also, all of the group processing clinics held by our Immigration Legal Services Offices are now full. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Calling Young Immigrants!

On June 15, 2012 President Obama passed a law allowing eligible immigrants to apply for temporary lawful status and work authorization. This law goes into effect today, Wednesday August 15, 2012. The Immigration Policy Center estimates that this new relief will benefit 7,530 immigrants in South Carolina.

Our Catholic Charities Immigration Offices are preparing to assist individuals who meet the established qualifications. To learn more about the requirements for eligibility, please visit our Immigration Office's website here. This website also provides contact information for our attorneys. Our staff is prepared to answer your questions and help you begin the process of completing and submitting the necessary paperwork. Please call in advance to set up an appointment.

You can also visit the website for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website to learn more and find answers to many questions. Their website may be found here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Message from Clean of Heart Volunteers part 2

Volunteers are key to a the success of an organization like Clean of Heart. The staff is very grateful for all the hard work these volunteers do and would love to speak with you to help you figure out the best way to get involved in this ministry. Learn more about this ministry and others in the Midlands by visiting the Catholic Charities of the Midlands website here.

"I have been involved with Clean of Heart even before it opened. I was fortunate to volunteer the day it opened. We served about 5 people that day. Now we are serving 12 to 14 people each day it is open. I have seen a wonderful transformation in those we serve. It has been a real asset to the community and I have been very blessed to be part of it." -Claire Wagner

"After having worked at Clean of Heart for a year, I still drive off the parking lot thinking how blessed I am and saying 'thank you' for the blessings the morning has given me. It is a good feeling to hear from our clients how they sincerely appreciate what we do." -Jim Gaebel

 Volunteers completing loads of laundry and meeting the needs of the Columbia homeless population