An unprecedented number of migrants seeking asylum are arriving at the El Paso border and being sheltered and cared for at Annunciation House, "the Ellis Island of the Southwest." In 2019 to date, staff have already seen nearly 5,000 in one month, the largest in organization's 40 year history.
The St. Ignatius & St. Agnes parish communities are responding to this need by organizing volunteer groups to travel to El Paso and provide assistance at Annunciation House. Volunteers are needed to help with all hospitality tasks: meals, laundry, cleaning, organizing clothes. Volunteers who speak Spanish help with intake, connecting migrants with their sponsors, and making their travel arrangements.
The major cost involved is airfare to El Paso, TX. Housing can be provided by Annunciation House. Time commitment is a minimum of one week.
To join in this work, please contact:
Annette Lomont, Annette.Lomont@gmail.com
There will be a number of El Paso border delegations from our San Francisco Jesuit parishes starting in August, and likely running through October.
Annunciation House, El Paso, TX
August through October 2019