What is life like for the poorest of the poor in Tijuana?
“Laura R, her husband Marcial, and their four children live in a poor and distant colony. Marcial has a leg prosthesis as a result of a serious accident. In this colonia, Marcial makes bricks. Noxious black smoke and flames continually billow from the chimney of this brick “factory.” The kiln serves as Marcial’s main source of income. They do not own the land upon which they live and are at risk to be thrown out of their little shack. Marcial earns little and has no work if the bricks do not sell. This family periodically receives food, clothes, and school supplies from the Casa and are deeply grateful.”
1300 of the Poorest Families will have a Brighter Christmas Because of You
God bless you for your generous donations to help our brothers and sisters in the slums of Tijuana during this Holy Season. As of December 3, we have received:
- $12,604.30 from our special Christmas letter appeal sent to all who contributed last year
- $4,993 from the All Hallows special collection on November 28-29. We are grateful to Fr. Jerry O’Donnell who warmly supports the Casa.
- Our regular monthly donors plus several others sent us $21,768.50.
- We also received a $1,000 anonymous donation from the San Diego Foundation.
These donations will help to provide a special bag of groceries for 1300 of the poorest families along with the precious gift of a new blanket!
Sister has purchased the blankets. The Casa Christmas distribution is on December 22.
Those who receive the Christmas gifts have nothing. They live in the dumps on windy hills, have no running water, and electricity is scarce. Men, women, and children suffer from malnutrition and lung diseases caused by the continual breathing of polluted burning-garbage fumes. Help us to help them! Continue reading