We are so happy to share with you another recipient of our Familias Reunidas Bond Program, Miguel Angel. He is a 22-year-old individual detained in Adelanto ICE Detention for 6 months, and was not able to see his family that entire time. He is finally able to be reunited with his aunt, uncle and cousin.
We cannot thank all of you enough for your continued support and helping us bond Miguel Angel, as his uncles could not pay his bond and both of his parents have unfortunately passed away. As previously mentioned, Adelanto is known for the neglect of its inhabitants, as well as the toxic and harmful “sanitation” practices. It is heartbreaking to us that this country’s inhumane and racist policies kept such a young and beautiful spirit with his whole future ahead of him, incarcerated for half a year. We hope our work, our voices, and your kindness, lead by example to both free as many individuals as possible and to end the laws that perpetuate these practices.
Let these stories serve as a reminder of all the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and community members waiting in such conditions in detention, simply for seeking a place or a part in this country. Miguel Angel represents so many others being subject to these inhumane policies and we must not forget the urgency of getting everyone we can out of the Otay Mesa Detention Center. This pandemic continues to be unforgiving, and we will not allow any more lives lost. Again, we thank you for your support and ask you to continue to help us make sure our folks are #FreeAndAlive.
As we gear up for tomorrow’s Water Drop, we reflect on this past weekend, and the large amount of water, food and supplies we had left that were consumed by those who needed it.
From the mountains to the desert, our two teams caught a break in the heat (it only peaked around 110° in the warmest area) and were able to use this slightly cooler temperature to go on deeper and more challenging routes to get the supplies where they needed to go.
Continued thanks to everyone who continues to come out week after week, to face the heat head on and the teamwork to get everyone back safely.
While the temperatures are still extreme, we are only taking experienced Water Drop volunteers for the time being. Thank you all for your patience. As soon as we can safely take new volunteers we will. For the meanwhile, sharing posts and making donations allow us to continue our work, and be efficient as possible.
For any questions about Water Drops or our Water Drops during Covid, reach out to Water Drop Program Co-Director James Cordero, email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support! Link in bio to donate to our work.
We are so excited to share with you all some news about our supported shelter Volviendo a la Patria: they have started building bunk beds for our migrant families! Thanks to your support, our friends in Tijuana now will have somewhere to get some rest and lay their heads. The direction at this shelter with the help of Border Angels, has donated and built the framework from scratch. We love to see how far all of our projects have come, and how pieces of metal help turning a shelter into a HOME. As always, we are grateful to provide our other shelters, such as Roca de Salvacion, with another month of rent, utilities and a kitchen full of groceries. We are also sending Pastor Salvador(pictured) and all of our migrant families and directors a big virtual hug, and sending all of you one as well for making this possible. We hope in the near future we are able to visit and see for ourselves.
Thank you so much to our Day Labor Outreach coordinator Osvaldo and to Tanya for supporting 51 day laborers this past weekend! They were able to visit two locations and responsibly distribute care packages including lunches, hand sanitizer, socks, and also some much needed moral support.
We are so grateful to their work and taking the time to put these packages together as we know that this pandemic has hit our day laborers especially hard. There is a low demand for work, and we have seen a significant drop in the amount of them waiting for day jobs. Day laborers’ source of income has suffered greatly with the reduction of traffic throughout home improvement stores, and throughout the county in general. We continue to try to find the best ways to support them wether it be through free remote legal clinics, or finding the most useful items to donate to them. Thanks to Osvaldo’s work on the field, we are able to better cater to the needs of our community, and they know that we will continue to adapt and find ways to better support our day laborers. We thank him for always approaching this community with care and respect, as well as advocating for the needs of a community so beloved to us.
Interested in donating? Visit our link in bio or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate assembled care packages with: masks, neon tshirts and hand sanitizers. For more info or questions please feel free to email us!
Thank you so much to Jonathan Shulman and La Jolla Country Day Schools’s Center for Excellence in Citizenship for hosting us via zoom last week for their Global Leaders Summer Program! We are so happy to partner with learning opportunities such as theirs which enables students to engage in very needed discussions for so many important topics, in this case the border and immigration. We are grateful to be able to help promote a culture of love while acceptance and learning from so many eager young winds.
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We received this very special thank you video from our friends at Volviendo a La Patria shelter, and we would like to extend this thanks to all of you! It is because of your contributions and donations that our migrant families in Tijuana have the comfort of a home cooked meal.
This weekend, with the utmost care, one of our staff members will visit our beloved shelters (including this one) to provide them with support for rent, utilities and groceries. We appreciate your continued support, and take this moment to remind you all to be kind and always lead with love!