People fleeing Central American countries stop at shelters along the route north to get a warm meal, a place to rest, medical care, and a change of clothing. Casa Samaritano is one such shelter in mid-Mexico. It is run by the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts and has been aided since January by the Circle at Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
Recently the shelter experienced a severe storm that resulted in extensive flooding. Many items were lost including medical supplies, clothing and furniture.