Mantua community comes together to collect supplies for immigrants crossing the border.
On July 31, a group of families from the Mantua community in Fairfax hosted a supply drive to collect items for immigrants crossing the U.S. border. More than 40 boxes of supplies were donated, sorted and shipped to the Catholic Charities of Rio Grande Valley by the volunteers. The event was sponsored by Champion Services Waste Management and organized by Moms of Mantua and Kids Give Back.
The donation was accompanied by a letter to the immigrants receiving the donation:
“These items are donated by a group of families in Virginia. We are praying for you and your families – that you will find a happy, safe and secure future ahead. Please don’t give up. We hope that these items will ease some of the hardship you are facing along your journey. Please know that we are aware of the situation and we are doing what we can to help. We welcome you and we hope you will find the peace you are seeking in our country.”