Day 8 - Feast of St. Agnes
There were 280 who arrived today, primarily from Honduras. Many student and church groups volunteered today by cleaning. A state official visited and asked if there was anything he could help with. He said the Respite Center opened four years ago in response to McAllen being a port of entry. Today I accompanied the van driver to the bus terminal. Each family carries a bag of clothing, snacks, a small pillow, and a small blanket. Each child receives a toy or stuffed animal to which they cling as they depart. The four of us celebrated a memorable feast day by having a tasty Tex-Mex meal.