Help Me to Love Our Neighbors

UPDATE: Dallas will be receiving refugees from the border beginning this weekend! We are working now as an interfaith group to open a respite center to safely and comfortably get these families quickly on their way to their final destinations. Similar to the center in McAllen, these families will have just been released by CBP and will need help getting to their sponsors. As families are reunited and released by CBP, they're being left in the street with little more than the clothes on their back. This center will give them a shower, clothes, medicine, a bus ticket and love, to give them a better start on the journey to wherever in the country they'll be living and awaiting their next court date.

I'll use any money donated here to purchase clothes, diapers, food and other supplies needed by the families. Thanks so much for considering a donation!

Note: There's no way for me to start the GoFundMe amount raised back to $0 for this trip, but I spent $19.369 on the last two trips and follow-up purchases afterwards, so that's the new "$0".  Thanks!

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UPDATE: I'm going back to McAllen this Monday, November 5 to spend another week serving refugees at the Respite Center. As before, 100% of the funds I collect through this campaign will go to purchasing supplies for the center. I'm paying for all of my travel and personal expenses - no funds will go towards that. I'll post daily updates, itemized receipts and a report of everything spent like I did last time, so you can see exactly what your money helped to provide.  Thanks so much for considering a donation!

Note: There's no way for me to start the GoFundMe amount raised back to $0 for this trip, but I spent $12,255 on the last trip and follow-up purchases afterwards, so that's the new "$0".  Thanks!

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I'm driving to McAllen this Sunday, July 29 to spend a week working as a volunteer at the Humanitarian Respite Center  run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. As families are reunited and released by CBP, they're being left in the street with little more than the clothes on their back. This center gives them a shower, clothes, medicine, a bus ticket and love, to give them a better start on the journey to wherever in the country they'll be living and awaiting their next court date.

I'll be working in the center translating Spanish and doing whatever else they need me to do. The center is overwhelmed, and as a result they run out of critical items every day. It may be women's shoes, or medicine, or kid's clothing, or bottled water. Would you consider donating some money so that in addition to working, I can help them to restock what's most urgently needed to serve our neighbors in need?

100% of the funds I collect through this campaign will go to purchasing supplies for the center. I'm paying for all of my travel and personal expenses - no funds will go towards that. I'll post itemized receipts so you can see exactly what your money helped to provide. 

Thanks so much for considering a donation! If you have any questions about the Respite Center, the situation on the border, or what I'll be doing, please send me an e-mail or text. I'll post updates from the border here (if I can) and on social media next week. #MoreLove

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  • Mary Kay Drury 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Lurese Terrell 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
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Jim Wilson 
Organizer
Plano, TX
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