As of 3.26.20, Annunciation House has no known COVID19 infections among its volunteers or guests. However, the virus is circulating in El Paso and we expect it’s only a matter of time before it strikes our houses of hospitality, so we are preparing as much as we can to be able to isolate and care for sick people.
In addition, we already are helping with efforts to provide food and shelter for Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) participants in Juarez, and this involves interacting with many people in the community who are living in substandard conditions without access to health care.
Because of these efforts–both ongoing and anticipated–we can urgently use donations of Personal Protective Equipment, including N95 masks (or other surgical masks), gowns, face shields, gloves, sanitizing gels, sprays, and wipes.
We know that all of these items are also greatly needed by the health care system right now, as well as by many vulnerable individuals in our community. We are grateful for whatever donations may be spared for our guests and volunteers. If you have questions or need donation instructions, please contact our volunteer coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org