Works Of Mercy
“If a brother or sister has nothing to wear, and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2: 15-17
There is much poverty here on the Mexican Border. The poor come to us for food. Often a friendly greeting and a listening ear is just as important. We offer prayer for those who are open to it. Some 800 needy families receive food packages monthly at the Center. Food is delivered to the homebound.
Some food is donated but most is bought wholesale with funds donated by supporters and by fundraising events.
In-kind Donations such as household goods, clothes, or furniture are given to the needy or sold in our thrift store
to help support ongoing operating costs…volunteers are always welcome
We pray daily that the Lord will continue to sustain us in this work, but we constantly need extra funds. Will you help? These are our brothers and sisters in need. Any donation, small or large, is gratefully accepted.
The Christmas Season is always a special time of gladness for all. On a Saturday in December, all 800 families are invited to the annual distribution of holiday food baskets. Young and old come for food packages so heavy everyone needs help to carry the numerous boxes and bags to cars and trucks. Local parishes provide teens from their religious formation classes to aid people. Both recipients and volunteers are filled with joy in this annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. We are so grateful to those who support this event and the ongoing needs of the poor by sending monetary donations, by volunteering and by prayer.