Resettlement Support Team - Winchester
Resettlement Support Team Winchester VA

General Resettlement Support

Thank you for your interest in helping to welcome new neighbors from Afghanistan to our community.  There are several different ways you can help.  

The sign ups are for broad community wide tasks that will support all of the new neighbors coming to our community.  You can sign up for more than one group.

Co-Sponsorship involves relating directly with a new family in the community.  It is a larger commitment than other groups and requires more training, but the rewards can be greater as well.  If you or an organization you represent might be interested in Co-Sponsorship, sign up for this group and you will be contacted for more conversation.  

Please indicate your willingness to serve in leadership for a particular team in the comments space for that team.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Then click on the submit button at the bottom of the page to take you to the page where you enter your information.  When we have enough volunteers to begin to form a team, we will be in touch with you. 

Thank you!

Created by:   First Presbyterian Church
 
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Community Groups

Housing (10)

Finding affordable housing is urgent and most timely. If you are interested in working to find housing, please sign up for this team.

 
9 of 10 slots filled
Bob Sherwood
I'm finding new ways to search for suitable housing, want to share this.
mark lore
john kummer
Helped line up housing for refugee resettlement about 3 years ago
Bruce White
I live in Warren County and don’t know much about housing in Winchester, but I’d like to help however I can, with guidance.
Samar Jafri
I am a realtor and know the area well.
Wayne Keeler
Retired property manager
John O’Connor
I have bought and renovated at least 10 homes in the past 5 years
Sara and David Bicking
David and I will work as a team!
Ross Currtis

Housing set-up (40)

When notified of a family's arrival, this team will gather (probably on short notice) to set up the house or apartment.

 
32 of 40 slots filled
Rossi Selzer
Nelda & Mike Head (2)
We cannot lift heavy items.
Chris Lizer Lizer
Charles UPHAUS UPHAUS
Paula Becker
Nicole M Sergent
Sergent Family
John Gerbi
I have a trailer big enough for most of an apartment's needs.
Donna Knight
I have a pick up truck and access to a box truck
ann CROSS
Dawn Snow
Gordon Gay Gay
Glad to help but can't do heavy lifting
Lucy Gay
Cannot move or lift heavy items
Bruce White
I have some home repair and handyman skills I can offer if needed. They include general carpentry, some plumbing, and possibly electrical repairs.
Cynthia Berning
I worked in refugee resettlement previously in Cincinnati, don't have a big vehicle but can help set up
Don Ganske
jane Lambert
Kate McAnally
susan french
Sheila Lutjens
I live in Lake Frederick where getting donations would be very easy as our population are great givers.
Jamie Mereness
I have some hand tools that might be useful.
Becky Tyson
Allison Coulson
I am a professional home organizer and specialize in moves and new home set up. Can use my SUV to haul moderate sized items.
Rick Kriebel
Kathryn Winter Uphaus Uphaus
Les Veach
Ciara Ray
Kelly Thompson
Gina Sullivan
richard byess
Catherine Logan
I am available some evenings and weekends.
Bonnie Flax

Employment (8)

This team will seek employers who are interested in hiring.

 
5 of 8 slots filled
Phil Hunter Jr
I know that there is a big demand for production, retail, & food service employees in our area. Some of the production jobs start with interviews through agencies as temps but can lead to full time employment. It will depend on prior work skills.
Hussein Rashwan
please sign me up for Employment, I have couple of small businesses and will be happy to hire some refugees
Syed Jafri
Rick Kriebel
I know an HR Manager at a local warehouse who's open to hiring refugees.
Ciara Ray

Community Orientation (20)

This team will gather community resources related to schools, health care, dental care and other social services needs.

 
10 of 20 slots filled
Charles UPHAUS UPHAUS
mark lore
Jan Smith
Joyce Ray
Anne Bacon
Sallie Grundman
I am a retired nurse Practitioner
Gordon Stearns
Samar Jafri
I can help gather resources related to schools and other social services need, can put together an informational packet
Hanaa Unus
Rick Kriebel

Transportation Team (45)

This team will collect a list of volunteers who are interested in providing transportation and coordinate with drivers for specific needs.

 
30 of 45 slots filled
Rossi Selzer
Dave Thalman
Donna Knight
I am part owner of a business in town and find my time can be flexible for transportation as needed
ann CROSS
Blake and Rebecca Watts (2)
Interested in being drivers, but not coordinators. Thanks
Pat Grosso
James Peters
Bruce White
I’m available as a driver with the aid of GPS on my phone.
Sara Gardner
Charles Uphaus
Gordon Stearns
Pat Ritchie
John Gerbi
I work, but pretty flexible. May have to say no once in a while.
Samar Jafri
I am a small business owner and can help with transportation Monday to Thursday
Cynthia Berning
Elaine Keeler
Wayne Keeler
Retired
Janie Mabe
Have auto and will help whenever possible and as needed.
John Copehaver
Looking forward to helping with transportation.
Gene Betit
Retired; generally available
Sheila Lutjens
Jane Lambert
Edith Crockett
Rick Kriebel
Suzanne Lareau
Sid Sirota
Sid Sirota
Liz England
Willing to help women with transportation- those going to medical appointments.
Bonnie Flax

Interpreters (15)

Please indicate in the comments the languages in which you are able to provide interpreter services.

 
2 of 15 slots filled
Ramin Sabet
I speak Farsi or Dari
Syed Jafri
I speak Urdu

Donations Management (12)

This team will manage physical donations of household items and clothing. A separate sign up will be provided for specific items.

 
11 of 12 slots filled
Eleanor Monahan
Nicole M Sergent
Sergent Family
Carolyn Athey
Cindy Edlich
Carole Ann King
Sheila Lutjens
Edith Crockett
Rick Kriebel
Diane Walker
BARBARA DICKINSON
Wooden food prep or storage table on wheels 3 feet tall
Jane Lambert

Team Finances (4)

This team will manage cash donations and expenditures.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Donna Knight
I have a BSBA with a major in Accounting from Old Dominion and do most of the accounting work for the business my husband and I operate.
Dawn Snow
Wayne Keeler
Retired business owner managing my own books

Emergent Needs (10)

This team will be available for short term response to a particular need that may not be addressed by other teams. Generally the response to these needs will be very short term and require only one or two people.

 
All slots filled
Bob Sherwood
I enjoy trouble shooting
Edward Jaffee
Now at age 88, "', doing a bit less than a few years ago, but among things, I'm still a pretty good letter-writer.
Kristin Whitesides
I’m happy to help as needs arise!
Jan Smith
Gordon Gay Gay
Lucy Gay
Amanda Maguire
I'm happy to help with emergent needs when needs arise.
Pat Grosso
Gene Betit
I love to write and think we need a good publicity effort to counter the MAGA mob when and if they protest arrival of these Afghan refugees.
Ethan Hughes
I am happy to help as needs arise

Technology (10)

This team will update content for the CWS Winchester Webpage, and support other technology needs of both families and volunteers.

 
3 of 10 slots filled
John Gerbi
Only so-so on web work, but I can set up network/cable/etc. for their housing
Janie Mabe
Can help with Internet/WiFi set-up, etc.
richard byess

I'd like more information. Please contact me.

 
Andy Gail
Open to conversations about how Literacy Volunteers to help support with our programing.

I can't commit at this time, but would like to continue to be informed. (10)

 
6 of 10 slots filled
Mari Kofalt
I have family and other commitments until after the first of the year
Robin Bolan
Kathy and Don Ganske
Because WATTS recruitment season is fast upon us, we can't commit to specific tasks, but I am willing to fill in when and where we are able. Don is very interested in housing set up if he is needed.
Bonnie Kittle
I’ll be back in Winchester at the end of January and will be available then .
Theresa Merkel
Richard Creasey
I am not available until mid-April. But willing to serve in several categories at that time.

Advocacy (15)

This group with gather to recommend and act on Advocacy Issues.

 
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