East Texans help children at U.S.- Mexico border with donations to Catholic charities

East Texans help children at U.S.-Mexico border
Published: Jun. 25, 2018 at 12:45 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 25, 2018 at 5:06 PM CDT
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EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - East Texans Dalila Reynoso and Mary Lou Tevebaugh worked together to collect donations for people seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

"So we put it out on Facebook and between the two of us we filled up five SUV's," Tevebaugh said.

The two East Texans brought vehicles filled to the brim with boxes of clothes, toiletries, and an estimated $8,000 in donations to the Catholic Charities Rio Grande Valley-Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas.

"So when they're coming here to Catholic Charities. they've actually passed through the port of entry and they've been cleared, so this is their first place to go," she said.

Reynoso said donations came from all over Texas and the United States.

Their trip comes days after President Trump signed an executive order to solve the issue of separating families at the border.

Tevebaugh said her goal is to continue to help immigrant children.

If you would like to donate to help children at the U.S.-Mexico border click here.

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