Albuquerque, NM, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 -- Today the New Mexico Conference of Churches (Conference) announced it has removed its assets from Wells Fargo in protest of their corporate behavior. In the fall of 2017, the Board voted unanimously to move its assets to an investment manager who will respect the collective values of the member churches. The transfer of assets is now complete.
Thomas and Enge, along with another friend from Shepherd of the Hills, decided to join the church in sponsoring and welcoming a refugee family to the Arcadia neighborhood. Since the family’s arrival, the ladies have helped them grow and blossom into their new lives.
Thomas works as the baby bed coordinator for Carry the Future, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for infants in Europe and the Middle East. Since its inception two years ago, 50,000 baby carriers and 600 baby beds have been donated to refugees.
Knowing the refugees who arrive in America need a great deal of support, Thomas decided to pair up with Enge, as well as Welcome to America and Refugee Focus, to bring another family to Phoenix.
The ladies were matched up with a family from Afghanistan that included a single mom and her four children. They had been living in Pakistan for five years and had survived the tragic accident of losing their father and husband.