Right now, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a world pandemic impacting the lives of thousands. Today alone it was reported that there are 33,404 Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the United States, and some 400 people dead.
As many of us know, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging those of us in the United States to wash our hands, cover our nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow, avoid close contact with others in crowded places, stay home if sick, and practice good hygiene.
However, for 2,500 plus Migrants and Asylum-Seekers (500 are children) living in tent camps in Matamoros, Mexico along the Southern Border, going by the CDC’s guidelines during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very difficult because they are living in crowded and unsanitary spaces, together. Not to mention that there are only a few handwashing stations in the tent camps (see picture below).
These are truly tragic times for Migrants and Asylum-Seekers along the Southern Border.
So, what can we do to help? Handwashing stations.
Thanks to the leadership of Love Beyond Walls, we are seeking to replicate the handwashing stations they have launched in Atlanta, Georgia as a response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
These handwashing stations, as seen below, are easy to put together and can hold around ten gallons of water along with soap. Our plan is to put at least three handwashing stations in the tent camps in Matamoros, Mexico in the coming weeks. Currently, we have raised around $500 and are thankful for all of those who have donated and expressed interest in helping.
If you would like to help out, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or donate $1, $5, $10, $20, or even sponsor an entire handwashing station by donating $200 to The immigration Coalition fund by clicking HERE. Anything helps!
If you cannot donate, please be in prayer for Immigrants, Migrants, and Asylum-Seekers along the Southern Border in the tent camps and for us as we navigate how best to love and care for them in these uncertain times.