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Help First Unitarian furnish a sanctuary space

First Unitarian Church in Providence is preparing living space for a person or family in danger of deportation.

With donated items, the congregation’s sanctuary steering committee has furnished a space with a full-size bed, dresser, closet, food preparation area with a microwave and small refrigerator, a dining area, and a sitting area with a futon couch and chair.

The only thing missing is plumbing. The room’s current plumbing needs to be replaced and a shower needs to be installed. Without the plumbing work, the space cannot be legally occupied.

The committee has been unable to raise enough money for the project, so they have turned to Faithify, the UUA’s crowdfunding website, for help.

Their goal is to raise $7,500 by May 9. So far, they have raised $4,760. If you’d like to help, visit the Faithify page:

Help Us Build Sanctuary