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HELP US SUPPORT THE NEWEST MSC FAMILY

ANA AND FAMILY

Ana and her family are different from the other MSC families in that Ana is married to a US citizen. As they go through the immigration process to get her green card, the family has run into one terrible hurdle after another. Ana has been a member of a community in Michigan for years but is now stuck in Mexico, away from her husband and children. We will soon be sharing a special video interview filmed by Jennifer Sharp who is traveling to Mexico to interview Ana. If you want to learn more about this family please read the story on her GoFundMe page written by her oldest daughter. You can help support this family now by donating through GoFundMe and sharing it with friends.


Donate to Ever and Family

Ever, his wife Gladys, their three year old son, and infant daughter were separated when they came to the united states.  Father and son were reunited here in Michigan and then were able to travel to Houston where the whole family was reunited.  They settled in Houston in a one-bedroom apartment that they share with extended family.  

We reconnected with Ever and his family when we found out that they had run out of infant formula and that their pro bono lawyer was paying for their travel to legal and medical appointments.  We have since been able to help them with the $2,500 that donors had contributed and an Amazon registry.  This money has gone a long way and Ever and Gladys are deeply grateful for all of the help.  I cannot tell you how many thank you texts and photos they send! 

Their son is suffering immense, and fairly predictable, repercussions from the traumatic separation trauma that he experienced.  When he was first reunited with his mom, he didn’t recognize her and tried to run away.  He is doing so much better now, but he desperately needs to be on a schedule.  Seven hundred and fifty dollars a month is enough for this family to rent a 1 bedroom apartment of their own.   We are hoping to raise 12,000 dollars to help cover rent, utilities and deposit for this lovely family. 


Donate to GABRIEL and Family

Please note that this family’s story was previously posted using different names. Given this family’s continued fear of persecution their names have been changed.  As one of the first families MSC helped to reunite, Gabriel and his now four year old son, Aden hold a special place in our hearts.  Gabriel is a kind and thoughtful man who adores his son. Gabriel, his wife Paola, and son left their home country in May and made the dangerous journey to the US looking for refuge. They arrived at the border, but they were detained and separated. The little boy was taken away with no explanation and flown, alone, across the country to Michigan. He was recently reunited with his father but remains separated from his mother.

To comply with laws, Gabriel is not allowed to work.  Gabriel and his son are now living in an apartment co-signed by a volunteer. No landlord will simply rent them an apartment because our families have no credit history and no source of income.  We need to have cash, upfront to pay for everything.  We are trying to raise 12,000 for this family.  This will be enough for an apartment, deposit, and utilities for one year.  Beyond these expenses, the family needs help covering legal bills.  We have found angel donor for to cover some legal costs but the complexity of their cases and the shortage of pro bono attorneys means that this family has to hire lawyers.



Purchase goods for a MOM in need:

Laydi and her daughter have recently been reunited.   To comply with laws, Laydi is unable to work and, therefore, provide essentials for her family so we are asking for your help.   They were recently forced to move out of their shared apartment and rely on the kindness of a friend to house them. With the weather changing, appropriate clothing is a luxury they cannot afford.   If you are interested in purchasing some essentials for this family, please look at their Amazon Registry.


Purchase goods for a MOM in need:

While Flori is with 3 of her children, she is separated from her oldest 2. Flori and her family are in desperate need of essentials like food and toilet paper.  Things like hats, scarves and children’s books are luxuries at the moment but are on the registry as well. Flori is a strong woman and devoted mother. Like many of us, she will do whatever she can for her children. If you are interested in purchasing some essentials for Flori’s family, please look at their Amazon Registry.


Purchase goods for a MOM in need:

Karina and her son have recently been reunited with Karina's daughter.   To comply with laws, Karina is unable to work and, therefore, provide essentials for her family so we are asking for your help.   With school starting and the weather changing, appropriate clothing is a luxury they cannot afford.   If you are interested in purchasing some essentials for this family, please look at their Amazon Registry.


Purchase Goods for a child in need:

Sofia is a brave girl. She has gone through so much in her short 13 years.  She was left in the care of her grandparents when she was 6 months old, unable to travel. Finally, 12.5 years later, Sofia began the grueling journey of coming from her home country to the US so that she could live with her parents once again. She needed help due to health problems, so her aunt made the journey with her. After arriving at the border, Sofia was separated from her aunt and detained. Sofia is living in a hospital now and feels very lonely. We are working on reuniting Sofia with her family. Lets get her some things that will make her feel more welcome in this long journey home.  Her Amazon Registry is below.

Purchase goods for a FATHER in need:

Gabriel and his son have recently been reunited and, as one of the first families MSC helped to reunite, they hold a special place in our hearts.   Gabriel is a kind and thoughtful man who adores his son.  To comply with laws, Gabriel is unable to work and, therefore, provide essentials for his family so we are asking for your help.   If you are interested in purchasing some essentials for this family, please look at their Amazon Registry.


Purchase goods for a FAMILY in need:

Ever and his family have recently been reunited and, as one of the first families MSC helped to reunite, they hold a special place in our hearts.   Ever's children are adorable and he and his wife are kind and lovely people.  They are so grateful for everything MSC and IFT have done for them.  They expect nothing and appreciate any kindness.  To comply with laws, Ever and his wife are unable to work and, therefore, provide essentials for their family so we are asking for your help.   If you are interested in purchasing some essentials for this family, please look at their Amazon Registry.                                                                                                                                             

 

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donate frequent flyer miles

Whether by bringing a parent to a child or bringing separated families to their relatives, flying allows people in crisis to get to the safety of their family members more quickly.  When you register with us, we only ask for your name and contact information.  As needs for miles arise, we contact people on our donor registry with details about how to donate their miles to travelers.  

contribute to amazon wishlists

The Amazon Wishlists below are for the kids of the families separated in the Cursos raids (June 3rd) in Ohio.  One hundred and fourteen parents were detained.  The children of some of these parents were at daycare with no one to bring them home.  Many parents are just getting released now, eight weeks later! These traumatized families need help as they try to heal and wait for court dates.  What we can do from afar is to help make going back to school a bit easier and/or provide them with some new clothes and essential toiletries.