WAYS TO HELP DURING THIS humanitarian CRISIS AT OUR BORDER:

QUICK LINKS:
  • DONATE FUNDS NCM MEDICAL CLINIC:  Give Here  (Note: Take care to type "Migrant Relief" into the "Other: Specify Purpose" section.  First Church is solely acting as the conduit for funds -100% of donations marked "Migrant Relief" will support migrants.  Donations are tax-deductible.) 
  • SHOPPING LIST FOR NEEDED ITEMS:  View Here
  • FIRST CHURCH DONATION CENTER VOLUNTEERING:  Sign-Up Here
  • MEDICAL CLINIC (TIJUANA) VOLUNTEERING:  Email Liliana Reza  (only Spanish-speaking medical professionals, please)


WE'RE INVITING YOU TO JOIN US:

As a church located in a border region, we have to ask ourselves how we can be a good neighbor to the thousands of displaced people on both sides of the border.  We are called to care for the vulnerable and welcome the stranger (Matthew 25:35-40).


We are partnering with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) Mexico's Medical Brigade (operating clinics at the major shelters in Tijuana) and the Nazarene Border Initiative.  While we are focusing our efforts mainly on the needs in Tijuana - the majority of migrants are there - we are also promoting volunteer and donation needs at the San Diego shelter, as well.  See boxes below for a look at how to be involved.


This opportunity is not about political viewpoints, opinions regarding asylum, or concerns about migration legislation.  This is about an urgent humanitarian need, and we are grateful to be in a position to help.  Below, you'll find various ways to be involved.  


If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Melissa Tucker or PLNU Campus Pastor Liliana Reza.


CLICK THE BOXES BELOW FOR MORE INFO:

  • CHURch of the nazarene efforts in tijuana

    • HOW TO DONATE:  Check out the Migrant Relief google doc with info on how to direct funds or provide donations to shelters in both San Diego and Tijuana. 
    • WHAT TO DONATE:  We are regularly updating a list of Tijuana Shelter - Donations Needed.  Please go by this guideline when donating items.
    • NAZARENE COMPASSIONATE MINISTRIES:  If you'd like to contribute to the overall
  • Other Opportunities at Tijuana & San Diego Shelters

    • VOLUNTEER IN TIJUANA:  The greatest need right now is for medical professionals who speak Spanish to help at clinics.  Nazarene Churches in Tijuana are also looking for help preparing meals. v To learn more, contact Liliana Reza.
    • VOLUNTEER IN SAN DIEGO:  Visit this google doc to learn the process for volunteering at the shelter in San Diego. 
    • VOLUNTEER AT SDFC:  Our church is the Church of the Nazarene's western border hub for compassionate response toward migrants.  This means we will need help: sorting donations, packaging deliveries, driving donations, and purchasing supplies.  To help,
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