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Help newly arriving asylum seekers in NYC

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There is a humanitarian crisis unfolding in New York City. Help from the government and state is minimal. We are here trying to help people arriving daily out of compassion and goodwill. Pastor Juan Carlos Ruiz has turned The Good Shepherd Church into a Respite Sanctuary for newly coming asylum seekers from Texas arriving daily in New York City.
We need money to buy food and hygienic supplies and reunite families. The funds raised will go to Juan Carlos Ruiz directly and be used to help asylum seekers with basic urgent needs and family reunification.

Texas Governor is using asylum seekers as political pawns against sanctuary cities. Hundreds in detention centers or those caught on the border are being bused to NYC, Chicago and DC as part of Abbott's horrific plan against the Biden administration. DC has received 6,000 asylum seekers and has asked for help from the National Guard, which was denied. They are now arriving in New York City, where shelters are already overwhelmed. Hundreds of families are being sent from Texas without food, water, medical care, or hygiene supplies for a 45-hour bus drive. The Good Shepherd Chruch has become a Respite Sanctuary for immigrants arriving in NYC after long, complex, sometimes months-long journeys. Many of them come with children and have no resources. Please help Juan Carlos Ruiz by donating to ensure they have basic needs like food, water, clothing, and housing to provide for newly arriving asylum seekers and to help reunite families.

You can also donate any of the following supplies to the Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

Supply Drop Off Hours:
September 23 - October 30
Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm

Urgent Supply List
- Coats- Jackets all sizes
⁃ Metro cards (Atleast 10 rides)
⁃ Phones and laptops with chargers +wifi capable
⁃ Toothbrushes
⁃ Toothpaste
⁃ Soap
⁃ Deodorant
⁃ Feminine hygiene products
⁃ Shampoo
⁃ Hairbrushes
⁃ Nail clippers
⁃ New underwear - men, women, children
⁃ Bras - all sizes
⁃ Locks - combination and key locks
⁃ Backpacks
⁃ Suitcases - with wheels preferred
⁃ Clothing - all types, sizes, men, women, children
⁃ Shoes - all types, sizes, men, women, children


  • lee heinemann
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Valerie Rodriguez
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Sheri Koetting
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Alejandro Muller
    • $500 
    • 1 yr
  • Alexandra Zotov
    • $50 
    • 1 yr

Fundraising team (2)

Guadalupe Maravilla
Brooklyn, NY
Juan Carlos Ruiz
Mariana Parisca
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