A group of Erin residents came together in February, 2016 to form a private sponsorship group, now named Erin Refugee Action. Some of us met as a result of forming this group, others had been friends for awhile.

We see this sponsoring experience as not only a way to bring a family or two or three to Erin, and all the benefits to our local community that come with that, but also as a way to enrich our community of Erin through deepening connections between people living here, and creating opportunities for community engagement. This is a broad-scale community involvement initiative with local churches and community groups joining us as we collectively raise funds, build our awareness, and prepare to welcome some new families to Erin.