We get more calls and emails every day with people asking “How are the workers supporting themselves?” — and just as many asking: “How can we help?”
Much of the workers’ lodging and many meals have been provided by generous church supporters such as St. Stephen’s Church of Washington, DC, Rev. Nelson Johnson of the Beloved Community in Greensboro, NC, and Rev. Timothy McDonald of the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.
Still, expenses for food, lodging, and transportation are enormous, and the fund the workers have pooled their own money into goes only part of the way. If you would like to join the workers’ growing number of supporters, you can contribute to their struggle by sending a check payable to the National Immigration Law Center with “NOWCRJ – Indian guest workers’ campaign” written in the subject line. Checks should be mailed to:
National Immigration Law Center
3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2850
Los Angeles, CA 90010
If people have any questions about contributing, they can contact Colette Tippy of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice at 504-881-6550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.