Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Border Servant Corps Celebrates a Year of Service

 Border Servant Corps volunteers pose with NM State Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino
Border Servant Corps--an organization that provides volunteer opportunties in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and  El Paso, Texas--is celebrating one year of service. Full-time volunteers live in intentional community, learn about living simply, work for social justice, and explore spirituality.

The organization invites you to a celebration at Grapevine Plaza, 3900 W. Picacho Ave. in  Las Cruces (map) on Friday, May 13, beginning at 6:00 p.m. There will be speakers, a live and silent auction, dinner, and drinks. Contact (575) 522-7119 Ext. 16 or info@borderservantcorps.org. to obtain tickets, which are $45 each.

Among those providing support for these efforts are Peace Lutheran Church in Las Cruces and the Lutheran Border Awareness Project. These connections have provided a link with the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-New Mexico, and the volunteers often participate in LAM-NM's annual advocacy conference.

BSC volunteers at Bread for the World event in Las Cruces
In 2015-2016, volunteers served at these sites:

El Paso, Texas:
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services
Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey
Kelly Memorial Food Pantry
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project
Reynolds Home
YWCA Transitional Living Center

Las Cruces, New Mexico:
ACLU-NM Regional Center for Border Rights
La Casa, Inc.
Southwest Asylum & Migration Institute
St. Luke's Health Care Clinic

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