Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Support the community center with love that helps migrants passing through

Mazatlán. With open hearts and generous hands, the San Francisco de Asis Parish Community Center in Mazatlán has joined forces with Plaza Acaya to launch a campaign filled with love and hope.

From June 1 to June 22 this year, you can contribute with your donation to help migrants who pass through the city find shelter with a place where they can eat, shower or dress Are.

Since 2004, this parish, located in the Salvador Allende neighborhood about 500 meters from the train tracks, has taken up this noble cause of giving love by example.

The friars participating in the community center seek to provide a little food, clothing, hygiene, medicine, psychological support, and even temporary shelter for these people.

Fray Marcos Guerrero García, in charge of said site, said that they would visit Plaza Acaya to request hygiene items, cleaning items, used or new clothing (mainly men’s), food, shoes, sheets, towels, and medicines. They went.

The community center takes in between 10 and 15 migrants per day, not to say that it also helps the homeless who occasionally visit. There are an average of 300 people per month who are benefitted with a plate of food, first class treatment, clothes, a bathroom, among other things.

“We ask for people’s help in order to be able to provide better care. Helping these people who get on the train and continue the journey with the famous American dream. For better living conditions per month at the community center we Up to 300 people of all ages attend: children, young people, women, but most are men”, highlighted Friar.

This dining room, which operates thanks to voluntary donations provided by the same parishioners or local residents, joins other companies in supporting. The campaign endeavors to get a little more help in every way possible to provide at least a moment’s peace to the migrants passing through the city.

Plaza Acaya’s Marketing Manager, Ninfa Padrón Lizarraga mentioned that they always want to support different sectors of the society with the aim that the grain of sand comes into this world to connect and empathize with the development.

“We always do one charitable campaign in a month. This is one of our action plans. We always try to help. There are different campaigns throughout the year. This time it is for the community center which is of great help. does”, he said.


The community center also serves the Salvador Allende neighborhood and a small shelter located adjacent to the same parish. There they are provided with information on procedures for migrants in medical, psychological and other matters.

Lorenzo Cárdenas, psychologist and case manager of the San Francisco de Asis Shelter and Community Center, expressed that this medium wants to provide a better solution to all migrants who go through many difficult things and even more so when they arrive in an unknown country Are.

“We provide basic medical care as well as psychological support, which is very important. In many cases, immigration procedures are provided with information so that they know their rights and guarantees.”

The shelter houses families, children, youth and pregnant women giving birth in the city and supports them at every step to become regular. It has been possible to support Haitian families whose Mexican children are born in Mazatlán so that they can have work and a better quality of life.

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In addition to providing food, you are given a basic kit for the road with bottled water, some cookies, and two cans of tuna.


The campaign is from June 1 to 22, the collection center is at Plaza Acaya and they can be delivered from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Food, hygiene items, used or new clothing, cleaning supplies and footwear will be received.

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