Border Angels continued its shelter aid this week in Tijuana
Border Angeles continued its shelter aid this week in Tijuana, both for families and migrants who are resisting the pandemic attacks, and for their projects to extend their protection to the community in the short term.
This time we take donations to Roca de Salvacion, Casa de La Luz, Casa del Deportado Sagrado Corazon, and Casa de Oracion del Migrante.
In Roca de Salvación in Colonia Azteca there are now 102 people sheltered and with the support of Border Angels, Pastor Salvador Zepeda and a group of volunteers are building an extension that could house almost 70 more people.
The executive director of Border Angels, Dulce García, arranged to systematically support Roca de Salvación for its important practical and humanitarian work in support of migrant families.
In practically two months, Pastor Zepeda and his team have lifted the construction, including facilities, and, even though modifications had to be made at the request of the Tijuana municipal government, the work is nearing completion, complete and finished, by June.
Moreover, this week Border Angels also attended the Casa de Oración del Migrante community, where 22 migrants were quarantined this week after one of them tested positive for Covid-19.
The infected migrant returned to the shelter on Sunday, May 24, under strict sanitary measures and with medical supervision. He was assigned to a sector of the shelter far from the rest of the migrants until the doctors assure that he is out of risk.
Pastor Humberto Ibarra reported that medical personnel constantly check the migrants in quarantine and he hoped that by the end of the week the doctors would confirm that they are free of Covid-19.
Meanwhile at Casa de Luz, the coordinator Irvin Mondragón, reported that for now there are 23 people in the shelter and he expected three more in the following days.
The hostel is an old gym with spacious rooms in Playas de Tijuana, where families from Honduras and Mexico and some migrants are currently staying. As it is very broad, the director allowed two deported people, one of them the husband of an American activist, to remain in preventive quarantine in a place far from the rest of the people.
Casa de Luz is one of the most organized shelters and currently expands areas of the gym to make them habitable.
In the Casa del Deportado Sagrado Corazón shelter, which Border Angels also supported this week, there are 29 people, mostly migrants, but for now they have no families, because they have not arrived, according to its director, Perla del Mar .
The shelter provides shelter to two older adults with medical conditions, so they remain confined for their safety in the face of the pandemic.
Perla del Mar is a nurse and helps with health issues for both migrants at the shelter and the community in the neighborhood, with tests and monitoring for diabetes, cholesterol, anemia, blood pressure, HIV, as well as nutrition advice.
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