I’m writing to you today with a sense of urgency and deep concern for the migrants on the U.S-Mexico border. As we celebrate Easter, we must remember those struggling to find safety, hope, and a new life.
St. Francis Xavier parish in El Paso, Texas, has been a beacon of hope for migrants forced to leave their homes and families behind. We provide them warm meals, clothing, support, and, most importantly, a place they can call home. Our volunteers work tirelessly to ensure they receive the care and attention they deserve.
But the number of migrants we serve has exceeded our capacity. Every month, we open our doors to more than 300 individuals, and the demand continues to rise. More migrants are being processed at detention centers and are being released as legal aliens to travel to their relatives. We cannot turn anyone away, but we need your help now more than ever. Our utility bills have skyrocketed, and we are struggling to keep up with the costs of providing essential services. Our electricity, water, heat, air conditioning, and dumpster service fees are between $2,300 – $3,000 monthly, and the more people we receive, the more the bills go up.
Can we count on your support?
Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference in the lives of these vulnerable individuals. It will help us provide shelter, food, clothing, and other essential services they desperately need. It will also help us cover the additional gas costs for transporting them to their final destinations.
Will you please consider making a donation today?
Please visit https://assumption.us/aa-donate/ to donate. Every dollar counts, and your support will help us continue providing critical services to those who need it most.
As we celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Christ, let us remember His message of compassion and love. Let us unite as a community to help those struggling and in need. Your generosity can significantly impact and help us bring hope and comfort to the migrants forced to flee their homes.
Thank you for your consideration and support.
Yours in the Assumption,
Fr. Alex Castro, A.A.