Donations still needed for women, children at immigration centers

Donations are still needed at immigrant centers in McAllen and Brownsville

Hundreds of Central American immigrants continue to flood assistance centers right here in the Rio Grande Valley.

Two centers remain open at this time.

One is at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen while the other is Immaculate ConceptionCcathedral in Brownsville.

But as they continue to serve more and more immigrants, the demand for supplies and donations remains high.

Over the 4th of July weekend, the McAllen center provided help for more than 300 people in need of basic medical care, food and clothing.

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, which run the centers are in need of certain supplies.

They include blankets, disposable gloves for volunteers and commercial trash can liners.

Anyone wishing to donate these items or other donations can drop them off at the Food Bank RGV off Cage Boulevard in Pharr.

Cash donations can be made through the Food Bank or Dioecese of Brownsville websites.

Volunteers are also needed.

Officials with Catholic Charities said they had 899 people who assisted with the immigrants over the weekend.