“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Since October 2019, Floyd has been host to 31 resident asylum seekers. The Floyd Friends of Asylum Seekers community supports the asylum-seekers through donations that cover medical visits, legal advice, rent and transportation costs. Our community also volunteers transportation services and donations in kind in response to specific needs of the asylum seekers. Please find more information on our resident asylum seekers on this page. Previously, our volunteers meet buses at stops along their routes as they travel North. During quick changeovers they distribute nutritious hot meals, extra clothing, and supplies for the rest of the journey to as many folks as possible.
There is a huge need for this work in our area of the country, and any supplies or time that can be contributed makes a difference. You can participate by donating money and items to support our resident asylum seekers. Contact us to receive a detailed list of our current needs and what items can be donated. Please watch our News space to understand how we are using your kind donations.
We have a dream! We would like to purchase property to house legal asylum seekers from south and central America in Floyd, VA. Please contribute to our campaign through the GoFundMe button below.