Help at the Texas Border supports those who would like to activate their networks in order to assist migrants in Texas and along the southern border.
Due to the MPP (Remain in Mexico Program) and the Third Country agreement with Guatemala, very few migrants, if any at all, are being released into the US from detention and coming through the respite centers. Hundreds of people are accumulating on the Mexican side of the border and in interior Mexico, where they are being dropped off by the US government.
Local American aid organizations along the border are struggling to adjust to the vastly increased population under the bridges along the border.
In the meantime, migrants are also still moving through Texas with the support of organizations in the larger cities. And some are being resettled by local organizations. All asylum seekers and migrants need legal support no matter the stage of their journey.
Most Pressing Needs in Matamoros
1. new hats and gloves ( receipts facilitate crossing)
2. new hoodies in unisex sizes xs up to XL.(More sizes of s, m,l)
3. New Sweat pants and sweat shirts unisex sizes xs up to XL. )More sizes of s, m,)
4. New crew socks /tube socks
5. New Slip on sneakers in women’s sizes 5-8 and men’s 7-10
6. New Long sleeve thermal shirts for warmth see sizes above
7. Children’s clothing for warmth. Sweat pants , sweatshirts , crew socks, pajama sleepers. We have kids of all sizes
Order through Amazon and have items shipped here:
5731 Paso Real Dr,
Brownsville, TX 78521
Non-clothing needs include
1. Nido powdered whole milk (need 1/4 cup scoops for milk powder, as well)
2. Diapers sizes 3-6( few size 2)
3. sippy cups and bottles
4. Reclosable bags -sandwich, quart and gallon
5. trash bags with drawstring closure (13gallon)
6. Detergent pods
7. yoga mats
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT BUS STATION
If you speak Spanish, please volunteer with Team Brownsville to welcome people at the bus station and see them off to their next destiniation!
The site is a constant work in progress! Check back regularly for added information.
If you can add to or improve the information on this site in any way, please let us know through the 'contact' page.
If you see an idea here or think of a great one yourself
if you wonder if others would like to work with you to actualize your idea
If you wonder if there are others out there with the knowledge or resources to help you make your idea happen
Ask to join
Austin Border Relief Volunteers FB group! We can hook you up!
Would you or your group like to be apprised in person of the most recent developments?
Would you like to learn how you can help? Or teach others how they can help?
If you live in the Austin metropolitan area (Austin, Lakeway, Buda, Manor, Georgetown, etc) cntact us to participate in or schedule a forum visit.
Click here to connect with other organizations on the border who are helping, especially if you can't travel.
Casa Marianella has two homes and programs for helping refugees transition to life in the US. Check out their wishlists here:
Volunteers are also greatly appreciated! You can play with kids, help with paperwork, drive to appointments, improve the properites, and teach skills or English.
Contact CM to sign up!
In Eagle Pass
ICE and CBP are releasing both Central American and Congolese immigrants in Eagle Pass.
* Adult coats, hats, and gloves is urgent (They are traveling to cold states)
* Amazon link for delivery is https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3HVQ69U8AYS6T….
* Can also order items at Dollar Store or Dollar General for immediate pickup in Eagle Pass.
Volunteers are urgently needed as well: Missionborderhope.org
Team Brownsville is serving 100s of people every day. As the weather gets cold, needs change. Please see Matamoros slide below for most recent list.
THE SITUATION IS OVERWHELMING
TB is in need of money for food, food donations, volunteers to cook on the American side of the border & to cross over and serve in Mexico.
CONTACT TEAM BROWNSVILLE TO HELP
Information sheet about volunteering in Brownsville:
credit: Ana Breton
Team Brownsville is also operating a sidewalk school, helping to shelter and coordinating legal aid, medical aid, and an interface with CBP and ICE. Join their FB page to see updates on their work and other ways to help.
In San Antonio
Interfaith Welcome Coalition serves migrants. They need volunteers to help pack backpacks, create lunches for travel, support showers for migrants, be present at the overnight shelter, and help coordinate travel.
Interfaith Welcome Coalition
San Antonio Food Bank
Donate new items, indicating that they are for Migrant Resource Center: underwear all genders, ages, sizes; hygiene items; cleaning supplies; pedialyte, baby diapering supplies, formula & food; non-perishable snacks,
Drop at: SA Food Bank
5200 Enrique M Barrera Prky
notate financial donations to
Migrant Resource Center