02/19/20 Asylee Backpack Assembly
About 02/19/20 Asylee Backpack Assembly:
Want to help ease the burden of refugees? This is the place for you!
Sign up here to assemble backpacks full of supplies and other needed supplies for the Asylum Seekers to help get them cleaned up and on their journey to be reunited with family across the USA.
When asylum seekers present themselves at the border, families are processed, and some are released into the country with a family/sponsor somewhere in the US that is willing to host them and pay for their travel. They are able to legally remain in the USA pending further court proceedings to determine continued status.
At the time they are released from border patrol office, the asylum seekers are in the same condition they were in when they presented themselves – cold, dirty, hungry and usually penniless. GH is organizing donations of supplies to give each adult and child.
All items are donated. Volunteers are needed at the warehouse to help intake donations, sort into bins, make kits and assemble the backpacks. Once filled, we need help counting, storing and organizing the supplies
For a list of items needed please see Asylee Backpack Kit