The director of the Annunciation House, Ruben Garcia, responded to the community and all the generous donations they’ve seen for families who have been reunified.
“We are deeply grateful, for all the people who have wanted to help,” Garcia tells KTSM.
However, he’s says they’ve been inundated with many donations, and is asking the public to give the heads up before dropping anything off.
“First, always call. Please, don’t show up the door with a donation. As well intended and as grateful as we are for the outpouring on the part of people because that’s what changed this policy,” Garcia explained.
The Annunciation House currently see’s items being donated like diapers, and other hygiene items. Garcia tells KTSM there’s something else that can be donated that will help out more.
“The obvious, most helpful thing are monetary donations. When someone simply sends a check to annunciation house that says use it for the work that you’re doing because it just gives us the discretion that we need,” Garcia said.
The Annunciation House is still in need of volunteers to help with the reunification of families still separated.
“We must never, ever, ever forget that this policy changed because the people of the United States stood up and said ‘we will not be defined by something like this,” Garcia shared.
These donations can be dropped off at the location on 815 Myrtle Avenue, or payed through PayPal on their website which is listed below: