Jan 11: Hands on Global is on the move!

By |2019-01-13T04:40:29+00:00January 13th, 2019|Categories: Immigration, refugee, South of the Border|

Hands On Global is on the move! A team is headed to Texas and Mexico Jan 26 thru Feb 7. Two local doctors have closed their offices and have donated a TON of really useful medical supplies. We have loaded up on supplies for our Texas team and sent several boxes to PAUL JAQUAY who is [...]

Dec 14: Coming from Africa to cross the southern border

By |2018-12-14T15:17:54+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Immigration, refugee, South of the Border|

Interesting story to share. At the mission in the dump on the Mexican side, we met 3 men from Uganda. They came in to get some medical care at the clinic and we had a long conversation. They are political refugees from Uganda, dictators change there often apparently. They got to Mexico City and entered illegally [...]

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Dec 13: Donation needed now!

By |2018-12-14T00:34:22+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: donation, Immigration, refugee, South of the Border|

Another long day. We crossed the border into Mexico around 8 am and went to the mission. There were people waiting. We set up and started to see people with similar issues, viral but some with chronic medical issues. Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) showed up around 9:30. They are a Mexican team. We [...]

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Dec 11: Crossing into Mexico

By |2018-12-13T07:31:59+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Immigration, refugee, South of the Border|

Long day. We crossed over to Mexico in the morning, intending to do some medical care at a park where folks were waiting. But when we arrived there was no one there. We called our contact who said there had been some incident with the cartels where people were kidnapped, killed and strung up. Apparently [...]

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Dec 9: Arrived at the border

By |2018-12-10T18:39:13+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: DONATE NOW!, refugee, South of the Border|

Our small team Leslie, Judy and I have arrived in Texas at the border. We have been instructed to be very careful with posts, no images and no details as to where we are. So I will describe things without names.There is a shelter in an old nursing home. We arrived after dark so we just [...]

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Dec 3: Medical Care Shortage South of the Border

By |2018-12-03T16:49:03+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: DONATE NOW!, refugee, South of the Border|

Just got word there is a shortfall in December medical care at the Texas/Mexico border. Our Hands On Global team is responding and tag teaming to cover December. There are a lot of SICK people needing medical attention. Leslie Gibbs NP, Judy Paton, Board Member and I leave Sunday 12/9. Dr Georgia Milan is home now [...]

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Nov 28: Update From Dr. Georgia, South of the Border

By |2018-12-03T02:12:04+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: DONATE NOW!, refugee, South of the Border|

Hi Everyone! Worked till late tonight but so glad to be here. The last 3 hours saw 6 folks with temps over 104! So much influenza! So little complaints. I saw one young man who just wanted me to see his daughter. She was very sick with a temp over 104 but I took his [...]

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Nov 27: Report From Dr. Georgia, South of the Border

By |2018-12-03T02:03:48+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: DONATE NOW!, refugee, South of the Border|

Hi Everyone! This is my 2nd day at the RGV Catholic Charities Respite Center. I am so glad to be here. The way things work down here in South Texas is that when folks cross the border seeking asylum, (and they present with probable cause for asylum) they are sent to the detention center, and [...]

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Nov 26: Report From Dr. Georgia, South of the Border

By |2018-12-03T02:06:56+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: DONATE NOW!, refugee, South of the Border|

Hi Val and Friends, Today was my first day at the Respite Center of the Rio Grand Valley Catholic Charities, across the border from Reynosa. It was incredibly crazy. I saw 60 patients, many children, almost everyone from Honduras - although some from Guatemala and El Salvador. Everyone had children with them. There were many [...]

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Nov 26: News From South of the Border

By |2018-12-03T02:07:43+00:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: DONATE NOW!, refugee, South of the Border|

Dr Georgia Milan of Hands On Global is on the Texas-Mexico border working with the Catholic Charity shelters providing medical care to the many people crossing the border. People are being released from detention centers on the US side and are really sick. There is an influenza epidemic. People with high fevers, coughs and flu [...]

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