Here’s how to help migrants at the border

Austin-American Statesman, Letters to the Editor, July 8, 2019

Letter to the Editor by Kate McCarty

Here’s how to help migrants at the border

The situation at the border is disheartening for many, but the good news is volunteers are helping and so can we!

I recently took a carload of donations from Hays County Democrats, San Marcos Universal Unitarians and San Marcos friends to Harlingen and Brownsville.

I visited with Joyce Hamilton, one of the eight founders of Angry Tias and Abuelas. This group carries water, food and umbrellas to migrants on the bridges waiting to enter the United States. Sometimes these waits take months. This group also provides cultural assistance and orientation to migrants in the Harlingen, Brownsville and McAllen bus stations before they start their treks to sponsors across the country.

To learn more about this and other groups, visit Angry Tias and Abuelas at AngryTiasAndAbuelas.com; Loaves and Fishes at lfrgv.org; Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley at catholiccharitiesrgv.org; and La Posada Providencia, a respite center for refugees, at lppshelter.org.

Kate McCarty, San Marcos