On Sunday, July 19, several members of the Seventh Day Hispanic Adventist in Deming joined the Border Partners’ health workers. They traveled to Colonia Modelo, a small village 15 minutes east of Palomas. There, from 7 to 9:30 a.m., they distributed food, masks, hand sanitizer and health information to 60 families. Temperatures soared to more than 100 degrees, nevertheless, Border Partners personnel brought help from special donors to this more rural area of Chihuahua Mexico.
Sponsors Support Colonia Modelo
Generous support from donors fueled this distribution. So, we especially recognize the following sponsors:
Members of the Seventh Day Hispanic Adventist Church donated food items for distribution.
- Sam Diaz from Deming donated 3,000 pounds of dried pinto beans.
- Dr. Twana Sparks, from Silver City, and several anonymous donors gave money to pay women in Palomas for making masks and to buy food.
In addition, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Silver City this week sent
200 surgical masks, 5 gallons of bleach, 30 disposable gowns and 200 small bottles of hand sanitizer for use in future distributions in Palomas and other local villages. These materials will help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In this area with limited medical assistance, disease prevention is crucial.
Recent Situation in Chihuahua
High temperatures, little employment and, now, cases of COVID-19 are diagnosed in Palomas. With these difficult stressors, this summer has become an exceptionally difficult time for families in Chihuahua, Mexico. As a result, Border Partners is stepping in to help people cope with their challenging situations. For example, this special distribution in Colonia Modelo is one assistance in response to current needs.