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PLEASE SUPPORT ASYLUM SEEKERS IN TEXAS!
In 2019, the Crystal City Pilgrimage Committee (CCPC) partnered with the Interfaith Welcome Coalition (IWC) of San Antonio to volunteer at the Greyhound Bus Station to assist asylum seekers while enroute to their sponsor’s location to await their immigration hearings. IWC also provided backpacks with supplies and food for their journey. CCPC added Japanese snacks and children’s books in Spanish.
Recognizing the affinity between those incarcerated at Crystal City during World War II and asylum seekers today, CCPC hosted two rallies calling for an end to family separation and detention camps at the border. One rally was held at the family detention center in Dilley, TX and the other in the City of San Antonio. IWC supported and participated in both of these events. At the San Antonio rally, Crystal City pilgrim Karen Kai from San Francisco and pilgrims from Nikkei Progressives in LA presented over $2k to IWC to support their backpack program.
IWC needs your support now as the number of asylum seekers allowed to cross the Border has increased dramatically. IWC now volunteers to assist and greet asylum seekers at both the bus station and the airport.
Please support IWC in their efforts to support these asylum seekers by donating to their Backpack Program (look under heading Backpack Outreach Program "You can also donate to our Backpack Outreach here" found at:
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~~~~ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! ~~~~
In his volunteer work with IWC, Jerry helps at the bus station in downtown San Antonio, assisting migrants moving through our city to reunite with family members around the country. While volunteering, Jerry recently met two beautiful children from Cuba.
We're in need of more caring volunteers like Jerry to help with our mission. Here's what our bus station volunteers do during a shift:
- Greet families.
- Distribute basic supplies (food, water, diapers, OTC medicines, etc.)
- Help families understand and navigate the bus station.
- Explain itineraries for trip to sponsor
- Share key contact information for resources
Where: Greyhound Bus Terminal (500 N. St. Mary’s St. Downtown San Antonio).
When: Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Shifts 7 days a week between 10:30AM – 11:00PM.
Please volunteer with us. We have bus station shifts available and we also have many other volunteer opportunities for you.
For details and to sign up, visit: interfaithwelcomecoalition.org/get-involved/ ... See MoreSee Less
I now live 2 1/2 hours away from San Antonio. I wish I could be there!
I wish I could help too! I have my own caregiver resposibilites...
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