#Bottles2theBorder campaign donated over $70,000 in aid funding donated to respite centers
Members of the pro-life movement delivered a semi-truck loaded with supplies and thousands of dollars of aid to the border of the United States and Mexico respite centers.

The women are part of a group known as New Wave Feminists. They partnered with And Then There Were None (ATTWN) in the #Bottles2theBorder campaign. Over $120,000 in supplies and with more than $70,000 in aid funding was collected and delivered to different respite centers. Migrants who are legal in the United States are housed and taken care of at these respite centers temporarily to reconnect with members of their families.

A former employee who worked at an abortion clinic and who now makes a living as a pro-life advocate, Abby Johnson, heads a ministry which helps clinic worker leave the abortion industry. Johnson said that they unloaded “what felt like a million cases of water” while it was hot. The cases were heavy, and it was exhausting work. However, after looking at the families, especially the children in the center, they all realized that it was all worth it. Johnson went on to say that they couldn’t complain about how sore and tired they were or how hot it was because the children needed the food, diapers, and the wipes.

The New Wave Feminists, led by Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, released data which said that they delivered 30,700 pairs of shoelaces, 121,072 diapers, 6,660 pull-ups, 13,230 bottles of water, 16,172 ounces of formula, 3,100 backpacks, 750 rosaries, 9,720 maxi pads and $72,000 of financial aid to Texas respite centers.

Johnson has revealed that Catholic Charities in McAllen, Texas received the donated items as they have a large warehouse which could store everything. Other respite centers in the area which do not have the storage space to receive such large amounts at a time were given monetary donations.

A churchgoer heard about the initiative and generously offered to drive an 18-wheeler to the border for them. However, the churchgoer would only drive the truck there if the group could fill the truck. While that may have initially looked like a challenge, in the end, they filled the truck. Everyone involved has helped a lot of people.


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