Fundraiser for the Migrant and Refugee Population
Fri, Mar 13, 7pm
Address provided with ticket purchase
US$15 or 270 pesos
415 103 8027
By Eli Hans and Joseph Bennett
Many of us have been watching the horrific situation facing the migrant populations and wondering how can I help? Other than voting for just and humane legislation, what else can I do? If this is true for you, we’d love to invite you to join us for a ‘Party with a Purpose’ at our house on Friday 13. We’ll be gathering with others who are passionate about helping to alleviate some of the suffering that the migrants face and raising needed funds for ABBA House.
As you may know, ABBA House is dedicated to serving migrants escaping violence, danger, and poverty in their home countries. The majority of these migrants come from Central American countries such as Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. ABBA provides temporary respite and basic services to migrants on a case by case basis including medical, legal, and psychological assistance. It functions within a network of migrant shelters across the country to provide safe passage for vulnerable individuals. Moreover, ABBA House provides medical care to those who’ve suffered recent amputations.
“The people are so exhausted from their journey that when they try to climb aboard a train they fall and lose a limb. Also, because of increased political pressure from the US, the train employees are now covering exterior handles making it harder for migrants to grab on and more and more people are getting hurt” says Stan Alan, a long time advocate, supporter and volunteer at ABBA House.
Through PayPal donations, ticket sales, silent auction items, and a raffle we’re committed to raising at least US$2020 so that ABBA House can further their mission of caring for and supporting some of the most desperate populations. Raffle tickets are only US$20.20 and the prize is a unique Ethiopian dinner experience with the Bennetts, donated by the owners of Comida Afro Allende. Tickets are available online at sublimeguys.com/community You need not be present to win the raffle, but you do need to buy a ticket. Thank you! We hope to see you on March 13!