U.S. Border Patrol requests help of Salvation Army of Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

U.S. Border Patrol requests help of Salvation Army of Lubbock

Pictured: Captain Robert Parker, Lubbock Salvation Army Pictured: Captain Robert Parker, Lubbock Salvation Army
Volunteers with the Lubbock Salvation Army are preparing to head to McAllen, TX, where several undocumented families from Mexico are expected to arrive on Saturday night. 

A Lubbock Disaster Alert Response team was called in to assist in the operation that is going on in the city.  

Captain Robert Parker with the Lubbock Salvation Army of Lubbock said that volunteers will be providing basic needs to a lot of displaced children and families, which includes hygiene kits, clothing and food. 

The volunteers will also be assisting border patrol and other agencies while they are in town.  

"Regardless of what your political views may be," Parker said, "this is a request of the United States Border Patrol to help with human needs, and the Salvation Army is all about meeting human needs, wherever those are and wherever they may be." 

"This is just another example of people that need assistance and the Salvation Army stepping up when asked," he said.

As of Saturday, just two volunteers will be making the trip and plan to stay in McAllen for ten days, helping wherever they are needed.

Copyright 2014 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

    School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-18 04:00:42 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 11:04 PM EST2018-02-20 04:04:31 GMT
    Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.
    Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.
  • US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

    US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:51 PM EST2018-02-19 18:51:49 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 11:04 PM EST2018-02-20 04:04:01 GMT
    A United States Postal Service driver was shot and killed on the highway early Monday morning in Dallas, Texas. (Source: KTVT/CNN)A United States Postal Service driver was shot and killed on the highway early Monday morning in Dallas, Texas. (Source: KTVT/CNN)

    Dallas police: U.S. Postal Service worker found fatally shot inside a mail truck along busy highway, case being investigated as a homicide.

    Dallas police: U.S. Postal Service worker found fatally shot inside a mail truck along busy highway, case being investigated as a homicide.

  • Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

    Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-02-19 06:00:59 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 11:02 PM EST2018-02-20 04:02:26 GMT

    In a series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school.

    In a series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school.

Powered by Frankly