LITCHFIELD – St. Michael’s church will host Lemon-AID in support of migrant children being held in detention camps at the border from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, August 18 and Sunday, September 1 at 25 South St.
Once a child is held by authorities, in order to be reunited with their families already in the U.S. a bond hearing must be requested and granted before they are eligible to post the $1,500 bond. The purpose of the event is to offer facts and information about the situation and ways to help the children.
One-hundred percent of every donation will go to support the work of The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a nonprofit immigration legal services provider in Texas.
During this community gathering there will also be information available about a Ministry Network of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, which is aimed at raising awareness of the plight of the migrant children in the U.S. detention camps.
The event will be held on the front lawn of the church and in the case of inclement weather the event will be moved to the Community House at 23 South St.