The physical health and safety of our staff, our clients, and our communities is the International Rescue Committee’s top priority in Los Angeles. As of March 12th, our physical IRC-LA office has closed in accordance with public health guidelines, and staff are working from home until further notice. Despite this, staff are continuing to provide critical services remotely to newly arrived refugees, unaccompanied minors, asylees and immigrants here in LA—and you can help!
How you can help:
DONATE: Refugees are among the most vulnerable populations during this crisis—make a donation to our emergency fund to support refugees and unaccompanied children affected by the crisis here.
In addition to emergeny funds, our refugees and unaccompanied children are in need of the following in-kind donations to help cope during COVID-19:
- Face masks (cloth face coverings)
- Games (puzzles, coloring books, learning activities)
- Personal hygienic items (soap, sanitizer)
- Household goods (cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, towels and bedding)
To donate, please contact carly.boos [at] rescue.org. Personal, household, and game donations must be new and in packaging for safety of clients.
VOLUNTEER: The IRC-LA is still providing services to refugees remotely and relying on the help of volunteers to do so. Please check out our opportunities page here and email carly.boos [at] rescue.org to sign up for a virtual information session.
If you are in need of services, please reach out to Carly Boos, Community Relations Coordinator, at carly.boos [at] rescue.org. If you have any questions about our response, please contact Martin Zogg, IRC-LA Executive Director, at martin.zogg [at] rescue.org.