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A CBF fund to help meet needs of Central American families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is helping to make a difference in the lives of children and families from Central America crossing into the United States from Mexico.


Tommy Deal, CBF’s U.S. Disaster Response Director, said that this is a long-term crisis, and CBF will continue to seek ways to serve.

"As these children and families are moved out of the border cities and states where they entered the U.S. to other cities for housing, other needs will arise across the country,” he said. “Opportunities for individual and church support for the day-to-day needs of the refugees, as well as opportunities to advocate on their behalf will surface.”

CBF is making a difference through the work of CBF field personnel Diann Whisnand in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Whisnand has facilitated CBF’s donation of pallets of bottled water to the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank in Pharr, Texas. She has also talked with refugees, aid volunteers and agencies in McAllen, Texas, seeking to make connections and see where she and CBF can assist. CBF has helped feed more than 3,000 people in partnership with the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities.

For more information on how you can help, contact Tommy Deal at tdeal@thefellowship.info.

You can support CBF’s present and future ministry to these children and families by giving to CBF CARES (Children and Refugee Emergency Support) below or by mailing a check payable to “CBF” with Acct. 17027 in the memo line to:

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
P.O. Box 102972
Atlanta, GA 30368-2972

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