Double Your Impact on #GivingTuesday
Since 2017, ABBA House shelter—funded by the Latin American Relief Fund (or LARF)—has been providing showers, hot meals and a safe place to sleep for migrants and refugees passing through central Mexico on their way to the US border. In late 2019, the Mexican government began sending injured migrants--people who had fallen from trains or been badly hurt in other ways--to ABBA House.
This #GivingTuesday, LARF's Board has agreed to match up to $25,000, every dollar raised to help migrant amputees regain their lives and dignity.
ABBA House provides comprehensive support for amputees, including medical treatment, psychological care, prostheses, and rehabilitation, along with long-term housing at the shelter. Currently, we have 34 residents at various stages of treatment. We've aided many others in adapting to wheelchairs or learning to walk with prostheses. We've assisted some in obtaining humanitarian visas to the U.S., while we’ve helped others get back to their home countries where their families are now taking care of them.
The Latin American Relief Fund has provided primary support to ABBA House shelter, covering rent, assisting in purchasing the building in 2020, and funding operational expenses such as utilities, staff salaries, vehicles, transportation of migrants, rehabilitation equipment, a resident education program, and additional needs during large influxes of migrants arriving at ABBA's door.
ABBA House cannot provide these services without the continued financial support of the Latin American Relief Fund’s generous donors.
With LARF's matching pledge, your donation will have double the impact in providing crucial support for migrant amputees at ABBA House. Will you join us in helping them regain their lives?