The law firm of Jaburg Wilk, 3200 N. Central Ave., again supported the relief efforts for Catholic Charities Community Services’ Bless Refugees program. The company expanded its support this year and included MANA House, which focuses on supporting homeless and formerly homeless veterans through temporary house and day center support services.
Employees of Jaburg Wilk raised more than $1,500 to purchase essentials for both programs as well as donated hygiene supplies, clothing, bedding, diapers, cleaning supplies, and personal care supplies.
The Bless this Refugee program was started in 1975 in response to the Vietnam refugees fleeing violence and continues to support thousands of refugees each year. In Arizona, there are more than 62,000 refugees who have been forced out of their country of origin due to persecution and violence.
MANA House is a peer-run organization of homeless and formerly homeless veterans offering critical housing needs as well as day center support services. In the housing unit, there was a critical need for bedding, locks and coffee. Employees donated these items as well as clothing and hygiene items.