As of July 17th, 1,144 adults, families, and unaccompanied children were in Border Patrol Custody. An average of 305 additional unaccompanied children are apprehended by Customs and Border Patrol each day. Currently, there are 8,715 unaccompanied children in Office of Refugee Resettlement custody.
We have been receiving many calls, emails, etc, asking for ways that people can help with the refugee crisis in South Texas.
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV) is spearheading relief efforts.
Here is the contact informtion for CCRGV:
Website: www.catholiccharitiesrgv.org (there is a great video of Sister Norma) or call them at 956-702-4088.
If you wish to help with a cash gift, you can do so by mailing it to:
Sister Norma Pimentel
Executive Director Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
400 N. Nebraska Avenue San Juan, Texas 78559
You have our sincere gratude for wishing to donate and help in this extraordinaty situation.
If you have any questions you can call us here at Catholic Charities of the East Bay at 510-768-3100.