GOFUNDME FOR MEDICAL MISSION AT THE BORDER:
We received a request from a medical student here at the U of M to pass this along to our community:
Since its founding, the United States has been a country that provides hope and opportunity to immigrants across the world. In return, immigrants have contributed major advancements in many fields such as science, engineering, literature, and art. Though some came as highly skilled laborers, others started with very little and were inspired to excel in this country because of their family’s history and sacrifice.
Current U.S. policy has us turning our back on our collective immigrant heritage. One such policy, known as the “Remain in Mexico” program, forces asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico anywhere from weeks to months while their asylum applications are processed. From a healthcare perspective, this policy places families and children in a dangerous position as they struggle to manage chronic conditions, stave off infectious disease, and maintain their mental health for an extended period and with limited resources.
Our coalition of Minnesotan medical providers fought back with the Christian value of loving kindness in January by providing free medical care in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. With the help of community donations and local partners, our group was able to donate about 100 pounds of medical supplies and care for over 200 patients ranging from babies to seniors. In response to the medical and mental health needs we found, we lobbied Minnesotan members of congress for more humane immigration policy in March and designed a new trauma-focused workshop to equip parents with tools that will help them to mentally and emotionally protect their children from this potentially traumatic experience even after we are gone.
We are asking for your help once again so that we may provide care for recently arriving asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border from June 1st – June 3rd. If you would like to help, please donate to our GoFundMe page listed below.
We would greatly appreciate your support. Thank you and God bless you.
The Minnesota Medical Coalition
CELEBRATE HUMAN RIGHTS WITH THE ADVOCATES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS!
The Advocates, an international leader in protecting human rights, fighting injustice, and representing victims of human rights violations, will be holding its annual Human Rights Awards Dinner on June 20 at The Depot in Minneapolis. Members of our community are invited to join clients, volunteers, and other supporters for an energizing evening featuring an international silent auction and a keynote address from filmmaker and investigative journalist Prof. Andrés Cediel (UC Berkeley). For more details and to get tickets, visit www.TheAdvocatesforHumanRights.org/HRAD.
YOUTHWORKS SUMMER POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
YouthWorks is a Minneapolis based, multi-denominational Christian, nonprofit organization that exists to connect teenagers to God, each other and communities through life-changing, Christ-centered mission trips. As 20,000 people take part in service this summer at over 40 communities, we need college and post-college-age staff to be on the front lines leading this ministry on each of our sites. In the midst of managing around 65 students and adult leaders on a mission trip each week, our staff teams cultivate relationships, develop their leadership skills and deepen their faith. All of our ministry positions are paid. For more information and to apply, see our website: https://www.youthworks.com/summer-staff/. We would love to answer any questions you would have!