On Wednesday, officials with the Hope Border Institute announced grants made to support the humanitarian needs of migrants arriving to Ciudad Juárez through the Border Refugee Assistance Fund, a partnership between Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz, Bishop of the Diocese of El Paso and the Hope Border Institute.
“This moment of immigrant arrivals to the border is really a holy invitation to recognize our interconnectedness as a human family and to respond with compassion and solidarity,” Bishop Mark J. Seitz shared.
“I am thankful to all who continue to support this effort and contribute to the Border Refugee Assistance Fund.”
The Border Refugee Assistance Fund has supported the journey of thousands of migrants in Ciudad Juárez by providing Covid-19 testing, emergency medical support, maternity and pediatric care for expecting mothers and new families, food assistance, psychological care and direct support for migrants shelters in Ciudad Juárez.
Grants have been made to support the following initiatives :
$8,000 for emergency food for migrants in shelters in Ciudad Juárez
$8,000 to support the expansion of a Covid-19 mitigation project in several migrant shelters in Ciudad Juárez
Emergency medical support for a migrants living without shelter who suffered monoxide poisoning during the recent winter storm
“At a time of increasing arrivals of migrants to the border, the critical support provided through the Border Refugee Assistance Fund shows the real generosity of our border community, and our willingness to stand up and do what it takes to meet this moment,” Dylan Corbett, executive director of the Hope Border Institute, said.
Information on the Border Refugee Assistance Fund and how to donate can be found via this link.