The Red wishes Vicky a very happy birthday and all the health and happiness for the year that lies ahead!
Vicky has been working with the Red for over a year, during which she fought deportation orders and continued to apply for asylum. Ten months ago, Vicky made the difficult decision to enter into sanctuary at the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake to protect herself and two young children from deportation.
Vicky fled violence in her native Honduras and has been applying for asylum – her case, as so many others, is pending with the courts. In the meantime, she has taken refuge in a church and continues to raise her two daughters, Yaretzi (7yrs) and Bella (1yr). Although unable to leave the church, Vicky has organized fundraisers to help other affected families, and become an active member of the life of the church.
If you are interested in finding out more about sanctuary, or getting involved with the Sanctuary network, check out their website here.
Happy Birthday Vicky!