One of the clients at La Posada Providencia received her employment authorization letter Aug. 6. It is always a happy day when a client receives this letter!
Depending on the specifics of the client’s case, it can often take six to eight months for a client to receive his or her work permit. Fortunately for Shalom, her request was processed very quickly.
Shalom will soon receive her work permit, which will allow her to find a job and earn income. The authorization for employment is just one of several milestones to help put clients on the path to citizenship and self-sufficiency!
Methodist Madness! Methodist Church Groups Help
La Posada Providencia
On Aug. 6, two United Methodist Church groups arrived at La Posada Providencia with a clear mission: to give and serve.
That morning, First United Methodist Church of East Bernard donated $568 to La Posada.
Four members of the Houston-area church traveled approximately five hours to San Benito, Texas, to present the check … then they went straight to work! Rev. Lindsey Smith, DeeAnn Smith, Jennifer Farrell and Shawn Ferrell all began doing laundry, yard work and many other pressing tasks to help La Posada. The next morning the men and women leveled and extended a paved sidewalk behind the women’s dorm.
The group will stay until Aug. 8 to serve La Posada in any way possible.
The afternoon of Aug. 6, three women from Westlake United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas, donated more than $400 worth of supplies to La Posada.
Ann Finch, Gail Reid and Rosemary Payne traveled approximately six hours. Upon arriving, the women asked La Posada for a “wish list” of items … then they drove straight to the Walmart in San Benito! Among the many items the women purchased were men’s and women’s socks and underwear. They also purchased some much-needed office supplies and plastic storage bins.
La Posada was doubly blessed on Aug. 6. Thank you, FUMC-East Bernard
and Westlake FUMC!
A Visit To La Posada By
Abuelas Responden/Grannies Respond
Abuelas Responden/Grannies Respond is a social action group fighting to preserve human dignity in the United States.
Whether they started from Seattle or Atlanta, the women all joined a convoy that led them to the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas, and then to La Posada in San Benito.
These special guests were eager to learn about the history, mission and work of La Posada, and they asked many questions. They were also able to speak to a representative from Angry Tías and Abuelas, a local social action group that arose from the family separation tragedy.
Before heading to the next stop, the Texas-Mexico crossing bridge in Brownsville, the group enjoyed a spaghetti lunch with the clients underneath a large shade tree.
Thank you Abuelas Responden/Grannies Respond for stopping by La Posada and fighting for social justice!