Lubbock Volunteers Helping Children At U.S. Mexico Border

Published 07/10 2014 11:49AM

Updated 07/10 2014 06:49PM

By Melissa Adan

LUBBOCK, TX-- The Salvation Army has volunteers in McAllen helping families and children who have been processed by the Border Patrol and are awaiting transportation.

“Overwhelming is the word that comes to mind,” said volunteer Rudy Zapata in a Salvation Army press release. “I am reminded of the familiar Salvation Army saying Heart to God, Hand to Man.”

Zapata, from Lubbock is serving for 10 days in McAllen.

“The Salvation Army is working with both government and partner agencies to provide emergency support, basic necessities, and relief in South West Texas to immigrant children and families,” said Major Richard McConniel, Divisional Secretary of The Salvation Army, Texas Division, in a Salvation Army press release.

The Salvation Army is helping other relief agencies such as Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, who is out by the border.

The aid comes after nearly 52,000 immigrants including unaccompanied minors from Central America have been crossing the border since the fall.

The Salvation Army is accepting financial donations on their website:

For more information on how to help locally in Lubbock visit:

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