Update on volunteer opportunities and supporting from out of town

If you are looking to volunteer in support of the migrant refugee families, the church needs more help in the mornings from 8 to 1pm and in the evenings from 6 to 10 or 11 at night.

If you need to call to ask about specific volunteer opportunities, you can call 956-702-4088 and ask for Tracy. Sacred Heart Church is located on the corner of 15th St and Dallas, down town McAllen.

If you are out of the area and want to help, the most direct way to impact the needs of the families is to donate to Catholic Charities of the RGV. Do that at this web address.

If you donate via check, write “immigration crisis” on the memo line. Financial contributions can be mailed to or dropped off at the Catholic Charities of The RGV office.

Mailing Address:
Catholic Charities of the RGV
P.O. Box 1306
San Juan, TX  78589

Drop Off Address:
Catholic Charities of the RGV
700 N. Virgen de San Juan Blvd.
San Juan, TX  78589

Out of towners can also help by calling Sacred Heart church and Catholic Charities of the RGV and telling them how much you appreciate their good work. They have been getting hate calls and mail since they started. Your encouraging words go a long way toward giving them the strength they need to continue. Call them at 956-702-4088 or 956-686-7711.

Also consider writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper showing your support for the refugees and calling on your member of congress to be a champion for these children and families. They need protection from being deported back into the extreme violence they are fleeing. They need child best interest advocate lawyers and humanitarian protections like Temporary Protective Status.

If you are local and want to donate items, check out www.foodbankrgv.com for a regularly updated list of needs.

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