Valley Morning Star: Sanctuary – La Posada shelters families seeking asylum

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Valley Morning Star: Sanctuary – La Posada shelters families seeking asylum

By KAYLEIGH SOMMER | STAFF WRITER SAN BENITO — All Saba wanted for herself and her three children was freedom. Facing civil unrest in her home country of Ethiopia, she said, that dream had seemed almost unattainable. Her husband, an outspoken civil rights advocate, had been jailed, she said. Fearing for the safety of her

Valley Morning Star: On Valentine’s Day, give back with ‘Shop Thru the Heart’

SAN BENITO — Valentine’s Day is about love, and you can multiply your acts of love and kindness when you “Shop Thru the Heart” online. Shop Thru the Heart is an Internet shopping mall that provides an uncomplicated way to shop and support La Posada, all at the same time. When you, your employees and

Valley Morning Star: New housing comes to La Posada Providencia

By KAYLEIGH SOMMER | STAFF WRITER SAN BENITO — La Posada Providencia in San Benito has a new structure within its sanctuary. The newest addition to La Posada’s grounds is a 1,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom, pre-manufactured home. “This new home will allow Casa Carolina to function solely for our clients and families,” La Posada Program Director

La Posada Recipient of AIM Media Texas Charities

La Posada Providencia is thrilled to announced it has been named one of fifteen recipients who will benefit from the AIM Media Texas Charities campaign. AIM Media Texas, which owns the local publications Valley Morning Star, The Monitor and The Brownsville Herald, recently launched this fundraising effort to help the most needy population in the

Valley Morning Star: Monica Peña-Rusmussen | Shelter worker enjoys helping community

By JONATHAN CRUZ Staff Writer For anyone who has entered onto the property of La Posada Providencia shelter in the past 13 years, the first person they have seen has usually been Monica Peña-Rusmussen. In 2001, Monica responded to an ad in the local San Benito paper for a part-time position at La Posada, a

Valley Morning Star: Author to present her book, ‘Rescuing Regina’

By TRAVIS M. WHITEHEAD Staff Writer HARLINGEN — Regina and David Bakala were living quiet lives in Milwaukee several years ago when immigration officials suddenly showed up at their door. The agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement were there to take Regina Bakala into custody for deportation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her

Valley Morning Star: Family flees violence in El Salvador

By FERNANDO DEL VALLE Valley Morning Star SAN BENITO — A woman who was taken in by a San Benito shelter says she and her 10-year-old son fled El Salvador after extortionists threatened to kill her and her family. Lora is not her real name. She is fearful that her family could be in danger