The Annunciation House is getting a $40,000 grant to help with the mounting costs of helping the recent surge of undocumented migrant families that were dropping El Paso.
The grant was given to the nonprofit by the El Paso Community Foundation.
“This is the second distribution from the Migrant Families Relief Fund, and Foundation staff felt the timing is crucial,” said Eric Pearson, President of the El Paso Community Foundation in a news release. “However, the immediacy of this response does not diminish the longer-term needs of these minors and families, offered by all of the organizations named in the Fund. We know that legal support and other services are important as well, and the Foundation wants to be thoughtful.”
According to the Annunciation House director Ruben Garcia, the organization has spent about $150,000 a month for hotel rooms because of the lack of housing space.
In the last week, more than 1,000 migrants were dropped off in Downtown El Paso.