United Way works in all 50 states to give individuals and families a better chance to succeed in life. Many people do not experience the same opportunities as others and United Way works to fill these gaps by bringing people together locally, nationally and globally, providing access to the tools and resources needed to create better lives for themselves. In the wake of a humanitarian crisis at the southern border, United Way remains committed to the fight for the livelihood of all people.
As Brian Gallagher, President and CEO, United Way Worldwide, recently stated:
”We must redefine the narrative around migration and see this issue through human eyes. One of my biggest takeaways is that migration isn’t a zero-sum game. There doesn’t have to be winners or losers. Migration provides an opportunity not only to build stronger communities for all, but for our better angels to rise up and provide greater opportunity for our fellow human beings. United Way will continue to work in the communities that you represent. We’ll fight for better education, better access to health care and better jobs. We’ll fight for greater opportunity for people – our most important infrastructure.”
There are many organizations in the Bay Area and at the border that are doing critical work on the ground, assisting families who are separated and children who are being detained by providing legal assistance, medical care, food and housing.
Please join us in learning more and taking action today by supporting the amazing organizations listed below.
Mujeres Unidas y Activas
La Raza Centro Legal
Immigrant Institute of the Bay Area
ACLU Nor Cal
Siren Bay Area
Chinese for Affirmative Action
SF Labor Council
San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network
Bay Area Border Relief
International Rescue Committee (IRC) (Oak & SJ Offices)
Sacred Heart Community Center, Rapid Response Network
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
CA / NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
Southern Border Communities Coalition
No More Deaths
Families Belong Together
Southern Poverty Law Center
Annunciation House (El Paso)
Catholic Charities USA
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
The San Diego Rapid Response Network
Casa Cornelia Law Center
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
In the wake of a humanitarian crisis at the southern border, United Way remains committed to the fight for the livelihood of all people. With his colleagues at Jones Day Law Firm, Jim Olson has found ways to help.