FACE MASKS / MASCARILLAS
Each $10 mask purchase includes shipping/handling and supports farmworkers, laborers, house cleaners and other hardworking folk along the San Mateo County coast. Many essential workers are being exposed to COVID-19 without any protection and desperately need masks.
Support #UnRespiroDeVida #ABreathofLife, the mask-making sewing project, with a tax-deductible donation to ALAS (Ayudando Latinos a Soñar) via: bit.ly/alasmasks
This is a joint project of ALAS and Bay Area Border Relief. Thank you for your purchase and support!
--2/26-3/1/2020 BABR team of 20 to Brownsville, TX for tent court visit, meal prep for World Central Kitchen, observation of deportation flights, Witness at the Border protest and Matamoros, Mexico for tent camp update and refugee stories collection
--2/14-17/2020 BABR team of 4 to Brownsville, TX with Witness
--1/20/20 MLK, Jr Day activities (3-D pop-up cards and goodie bags for kids in Matamoros), at Slalom in Palo Alto, CA
--12/11/19 Dr. Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga discussion at Triton Museum in Santa Clara, CA
--10/19-25/19 BABR Humanitarian mission to Brownsville, TX and Matamoros, Mexico
--10/15/19 BABR Team members presented at De Anza College,
--Container loaded with hundreds of boxes (10/13/19) and the truck takes off for southern TX to meet the BABR team of volunteers (10/14/19).
--8/10/19 Congresswoman Jackie Speier's (CA-14) Town Hall, Canada College
Bay Area Border Relief member Dr. Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga presented along with an asylum seeker currently residing in the SF Bay Area. BABR team members had tables and displays illustrating ways to help support children and families seeking asylum.
--8/3/19 BABR members joined an annual convening of the Sisters of Mercy in Burlingame, CA for a day of discussion focusing on activism at the U.S. border and ways to help asylum seekers.
--7/12-14/19 Dr. Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga accompanied 20 members of Congress organized by Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14) on a return trip to Department of Homeland Security facilities in McAllen and Brownsville, TX.
--7/12/19 LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY in Half Moon Bay and 750+ locations around the world to protest the human rights violations at immigration detention centers along the U.S. southern border.
--6/19-7/2/19 BABR humanitarian mission to McAllen, TX and Brownsville, TX. In June 2019, Bay Area Border Relief sent a second 26-foot truck (paid for by generous donations) full of much-needed clothing and supplies for distribution at the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen.
Please support Bay Area Border Relief's efforts by donating to bit.ly/BABRatPVF to fund urgent/current needs and supplies for asylum seekers at the U.S./Mexico border. Donations are directed to our nonprofit fiscal sponsor, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation via Network for Good.
OR via Venmo @Lilli-Rey
Any questions? Please email: BayAreaBorderRelief@gmail.com
--Over 150 attended "A Bridge Among Walls: Update from the Border," on April 28, 2019 with Sister Norma at Our Lady of Angels gymnasium in Burlingame, CA.
Your messages mean so much, especially to the kids! #ReclaimLove is working with us to send your caring notes and letters to families and children at the border. Now more than ever the Humanitarian Respite Center can use the LOVE! Please send in your notecards today through #ReclaimLove and our team will be sending them to the children, families and Sister Norma Seni Pimentel. In December 2018 our team hand-delivered 1000 cards and saw the joy it brought to so many. Next trip is coming up at the end of October 2019.
Love IS powerful--especially at the border.
Thank you for your support.
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Past BABR humanitarian missions to support asylum seekers
If you'd like to learn more about typical tasks while at the Humanitarian Respite Center, please read this general overview. Tasks may be different upon our arrival, but this provides a glimpse of the organized chaos! Email us at BayAreaBorderRelief@gmail.com if you're interested in joining the group.
Collection sites and deadlines for donations and supplies have not yet been organized, but will be posted here when announced.
JUNE 19-JULY 2, 2019
The team served Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley's Humanitarian Respite Center, Good Neighbor Settlement House, Team Brownsville in support newly arrived immigrants in McAllen and Brownsville, TX.
Collaborative group of 25 formed the Compassion Caravan to send a 26-foot truck of basic supplies, clothing, basic medicines, and toys from northern CA to southern TX for newly arrived immigrants at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, TX. The BABR team also protested the treatment and demanded release of young detainees in the Casa Padre Southwest Keys immigration detention facility in Brownsville, TX. Team members included faculty of the USF School of Education and San Francisco State University, philanthropists, nurses, students and community volunteers.
A group of 10, comprised of Bay Area Border Relief representatives plus the addition of University of San Francisco School of Education Marriage and Family Therapist professors and students spent five days in McAllen, TX offering trauma relief and humanitarian support to immigrants recently released from immigration detention.
Encouraged by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) to take action, a group of San Francisco Bay Area volunteers in her jurisdiction decided to protest the recent family separations at the border in TX and traveled to support the congressional delegation's visit to detention facilities and volunteer at the Humanitarian Respite Center.