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Day 8 - Feast of St. Agnes

January 21, 2019
By Patricia Weidman, CSA
bag of clothing

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.

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