Sanctuary Volunteering


On April 6, 2018, Irida Kakhtiranova – a western Massachusetts wife to a U.S. citizen and mother of three U.S. citizen children and sole wage earner for her family – entered into sanctuary at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence. Irida came to the United States from her native Russia in 2003 and now faces deportation. She has requested sanctuary while she fights her deportation case.


At this time, USNF is seeking volunteers to help us provide 24/7 accompaniment to Irida as well as provide meals, groceries, and rides. To sign up to volunteer, please fill out our on-line Sanctuary Volunteer form, below.


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Be sure to click the "Submit" button! You may need to scroll down to do so. If you do not click Submit, we will not get your information. If you have any trouble completing the form on this page, you can also visit the Sanctuary Volunteer form on a separate page.