Photo of El Calvario Volunteers Serving Food in Juarez
Photo from Mike Dubose, UM News Service
Serving Asylum Seekers in Juárez, Mexico
Every Tuesday afternoon volunteers from El Calvario and the greater Las Cruces area take food into Juarez to serve migrants waiting in Mexico to apply for asylum or wait for the asylum court dates once they are enrolled in the Remain in Mexico Program (also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)). The group serves the food to migrants in in the CAIM office, the Center for Comprehensive Migrant Services, just off one of the international bridges.
In addition to providing food once a week, some volunteers offer an "escuelita," or little school, for migrant children four days a week so they can be engaged during the day and work on reading and maybe learn some English, too.
Current Needs: Underwear (new) & Socks
Children (all sizes) & Adults (S-M)
Volunteers also needed!
If interested, please contact
El Calvario Shelter Coordinator,
at email@example.com or
575-524-1230 (church office)