Keep Our Family Afloat

46312822_1584733833121592_r.jpegCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IS AFFECTING ALL OF US! 


However, our family has been locked away, way before this deadly disease broke out! Our names are Clive, Oneita, Christine, & Timothy Thompson. It’s been  576 days of being locked away inside a sanctuary church! Imagine that. There are no windows that we are able to see the outside through. It has been LONG and LONELY more than anyone can even begin to imagine! Our family has been locked away since August 28th, 2018. After this unjust administration ordered us to be removed from the United States. Before we took Sanctuary, my husband and I would work 2, sometimes 3, jobs at a time to take care of our family. I was a nurse assistant & my husband, Clive, a machine operator. There was nothing that we couldn’t do together. The children needed to go to college but since we didn’t get financial aid, we work together and payed for them to go out of pocket. We needed a home for our family & cars to get back & forth to our jobs so we worked hard and bought them. In conclusion, we have worked all our lives to take care of ourselves and our children. Unfortunately, taking sanctuary to keep our family together means we can not step outside the church to go to work as we have done in the past. 


So, we came up with an idea to cook on a monthly basis to raise funds to pay our mortgage, other bills and feed our children. The community has been very supportive to these monthly fundraising dinners. Sadly, because of the (COVID-19) OUTBREAK, that this administration said was a “DEMOCRATIC HOAX”, all of our fundraising dinners are canceled for now. No one knows when this madness will be over. We are not qualified for unemployment as you guys can see. Furthermore, the children are home which means 3 meals a day. It’s a real struggle with that too. Normally, they would eat breakfast & lunch at school.


WE NEED YOUR HELP! $4,710 would cover the bill for 3 months. Can you guys help us? Thank you in advance! Please, also keep us in your prayers. We truly need you at this time. I can’t tell you all how lonely it is. We can’t have any visitors as you know.


You can click on the link below to read a story on us.
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https://whyy.org/articles/for-a-jamaican-couple-a-broken-asylum-system-makes-church-sanctuary-both-refuge-and-jail/


Thank you, The Thompsons

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  • Tracey Hartmann 
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    • $100 
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Oneita Thompson 
Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
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