PART Houston members Lisa Robinson, Elva Alvarez and Cecilia Estrada traveled to the Rio Grande Valley and crossed into Matamoros, Mexico with Cecilia’s husband Jay and Lisa’s husband Mike to help those seeking asylum to the US. They brought donations such as: soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and distributed them to the families in need. Those donations were collected at Hogg Middle School through an effort coordinated by PART member, Yvonamor Palix, to help benefit Team Brownsville and the Sidewalk School. In addition to the donations, they cooked, served food and taught school to the young children in the camp. They were able to see the conditions the asylum seekers are living in, here are some photos of their trip.
The next planned trips are Memorial and Labor day weekends.