El Paso Community Foundation gives $40,000 to Annunciation House


    Migrant parents including Iris, from Honduras, left, Gustavo, from Guatamala, standing in green, Wilson Romero, from Honduras, standing, and Christian, from Honduras, seated in gray, socialize outside the Annunciation House, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in El Paso, Texas. Thirty-two parents separated from their children are staying at the home as they wait to be reunited with their children. If the Trump administration has any hope of complying with a judge's order to reunite thousands of migrant children and parents within 30 days, it's going to have to clear away the red tape and confusion many immigrants have encountered so far. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Officials with the El Paso Community Foundation have granted $40,000 to Annunciation House to help them pay for the cost of housing migrants and immigrants seeking asylum.

    Ruben Garcia, the director of Annunciation House, said they have been filled to capacity in housing Central American migrants.

    Annunciation House works with hotels and motels to house people when it runs out of room.

    The nonprofit organization spent $150,000 on hotel rooms while trying to shelter the migrants. Garcia said the cost of the hotels was paid for by donations the organization's received.

    The Migrant Families Relief Fund was created in the El Paso Community Foundation last June after

    federal agents began separating migrant families on the U.S. side of the border.

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