Many non-profit organizations are taking interest in the situation at the KBH temporary migrant facility right now according to an NBC 5 DFW article from March 30th. In it they say:
“Catholic Charities of Dallas has been leading the effort in coordinating Spanish-speaking volunteers to assist officials at the center. The organization has created a volunteer waiting list in response to strong local volunteer support but they are still taking applications at CCDallas.org.
‘We appreciate the help of volunteers that have already come through the center and those that continue to serve,’ Dave Woodyard, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Dallas, said. ‘As of right now, new volunteers for the Emergency Intake Site are on a wait list and people are being cleared through the process as quickly as possible. We will continue to need help in the days and weeks to come.’
The American Red Cross has also provided shelter support.
Now, the need has grown to a point where two additional nonprofits have been brought in to help streamline the effort — Buckner International of Dallas and Trusted World of Garland.”
If you want to donate or volunteer, you can do so through any of these charities according to a WFAA 8 article from March 17 detailing how donations can be made and how you can volunteer. In it they say:
“People who want to help can go through the volunteer process with Catholic Charities Dallas. While the Red Cross was involved in setting up and running the center initially, they told WFAA on March 28 that their support would be ending in the coming days.
Two local organizations are also taking the donation of items that will be distributed at the center in Dallas.”
Items that are in need include clothing including socks and underwear hygiene items like wipes, alcohol, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, and detergent. If you want to volunteer, Spanish bilingual interpreters are greatly in need.
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