At night, when I lay in bed, I give thanks to God for having a warm bed to rest my head on, for the abundance of food on our table and the warmth of my home and shelter it provides. And then I think of the many that don't.
My dearest Family and Friends, did you know that a significant number of black migrants are stranded at across the border in Tijuana? Media coverage about the plight of black migrants seeking to enter the U.S. for asylum protection is negligible, if at all. For example, about three thousand Haitians reside in Tijuana, most without any legal status. Some have given up hope and are eking out a living in Mexico. Others are in a state of neglect and are waiting for their turn to plead their asylum case.
We at International Society of Black Latinos (ISBL) want to do our bit. For our first trip, we are partnering with Haitian Bridge Alliance and Black Alliance for Just Immigration which have been steadfast in bringing awareness regarding the plight of black migrants and also providing in-kind contributions to them.
Our Call to Action: Please donate, small or large. Your financial contribution will enable ISBL to provide desperately needed items such as diapers, wipes, tooth paste/brushes, women's dignity packages as well as staple food such as rice, beans and water to a group of Haitian women, men and children.
Please join us in this important task and donate so that we can provide as much as possible to as many as possible.
Our History: Your generous contributions in the past has helped feed and cloth families in the United States, Women Veterans, Abused Women and Children’s organization, Puerto Rico Hurricane disaster relief, Children's Cancer Hospital in Cuba, and many others.
We are ever so grateful for your donations and may God bless you as you bless others.
** All proceeds will go towards the Haitian migrants.
Photo Credits: *Haitian migrants during an evening prayer at Iglesia Central del Nazareno, a church sheltering Haitian women and children in Tijuana, Mexico. Meghan Dhaliwal for the New York Times. *Haitianphotos.com, Cuartoscuro/ Arch *Nancy Moya, Associated Press Democraticunderground.com.