A caravan of medical supplies organized by nurses and health workers involved with Volunteers in Commerce will be headed to Tijuana, Mexico and the Central American refugees awaiting U.S. asylum hearings.
Doctors, nurses and other health workers loaded the crates of supplies and intend to deliver them to shelters in Tijuana.
About 75 health workers will accompany the supplies which include such things as first aid kits and diapers. The doctors and nurses will also be checking on the health of the migrants who are currently being held in Mexico.
“As a registered nurse, I believe it’s my responsibility as a nurse and a person to provide aid where aid is needed,” Roxette Villegas, a registered nurse at L.A. County-USC Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles told ABC7. The refugees in TJ, they definitely need help and they need support.”
Villegas made the same kind of trip right before Christmas, she said.
Wynona Spears, a retired nurse told the station the refugees she was able to treat were very grateful.
“You know They’re happy when they see us come in and when they see that we bring things for them, you can see the joy in their face,” Spears said.
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