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Truett (Trudi)  Clifton-Vizvary MSW Special to  El Observador

Truett (Trudi) 
Clifton-Vizvary MSW
Special to 
El Observador

Communities along the Lower Rio Grande River in South Texas have come together to meet the basic needs of Central American children and their parents seeking refuge in our country.

They need your support. You can donate online to the following organizations by visiting their web sites: The American Red Cross (South Texas chapter); The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley; Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and the Roman Catholic Dioceses of either the Rio Grande Valley or of Brownsville.

Or you can mail your check directly to Immigrant Relief, c/o Sr. Norma Pinentel, Catholic Charities, 700 N Virgen de San Jose, San Juan, Texas.

Local non profits, protestant churches, national organizations and the good citizens of South Texas are collaborating in this humanitarian effort. Please join them. Give generously and ask your friends to do the same. The smallest contribution may make a big difference in the life of one child.

Our Lady of Guadalupe parish here in San Jose is collecting donations for the Diocese of San Diego where volunteers are meeting the needs of this fragile and vulnerable population in southern California. A local trucking company is transporting the donations free of charge to San Diego.


Contact the church at or (408)258-7057 for the latest information about the children’s current needs. Donations can be dropped off at 2020 E. San Antonio St, San Jose.


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