After Black Friday and Cyber Monday it was Giving Tuesday this week, a day created to promote the spirit and act of giving through the use of social media sites. On KVNU’s For the People program on Tuesday, a local non-profit that many local residents may not be familiar with was highlighted. The Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection (CRIC) does amazing work, especially for new families to the valley. Julie Taquin talked about what the organization does.
“We are a very, recently-established non-profit, locally based (organization). We essentially offer a variety of services to refugees and immigrants in Cache Valley, ranging from our most popular service being our walk-in hours where (they) are welcome to come in and seek assistance, understanding, how to pay a medical bill or apply for social services. We connect them with immigration assistance,” she explained.
Taquin said they also offer adult education classes, a drivers license class both in English and Spanish and citizenship classes.
“So for those who are eligible and looking to gain American citizenship, we offer classes that assist them in studying to pass that exam.”
If you would like to donate to the organization or to get more information visit www.cacherefugees.org. They are always looking for volunteers for either current or future projects and classes. They are located at 429 South Main, Suite 1 in Logan.
Audio: Julie Taquin of CRIC talks with For the People host Jason Williams