Brooklyn Park Women Help Border Refugees
Donna Hageman and Sue Sattler of Brooklyn Park recently spent two weeks in El Paso, Texas. They weren’t on vacation. Instead they were helping refugees at the border with the nonprofit Annunciation House.
Annunciation House helps immigrants who have a sponsor get the things they need to travel where their sponsors live. The ladies helped at the shelter by finding clothing for refugees. They said oftentimes immigrants are painted in a bad light. They hope by sharing their experience they can humanize the people crossing the border to enter into the U.S.
“As far as I am concerned they aren’t criminals,” said Hageman. “They are not drug runners, they are just people who want a better life.”
“They are very hard working at the shelter,” said Sattler. “There are jobs for them to do which they do so willingly. They are responsible for the cooking, the cleaning, any of the jobs around there and they are so willing to do them. They are just great people. That’s one thing that I remember the most.”