We would like to thank all of the volunteers and the Las Cruces and Dona Ana County Office of Emergency Management who worked tirelessly over the weekend to help shelter and feed hundreds of asylum seekers after US Customs and Border Patrol dropped them off in Las Cruces.

Custodial crews work on Monday afternoon to clean and sanitize Las Cruces High School, which was used during Easter weekend to house asylum seekers while they waited to catch a bus or flight to their sponsors.

Using Clorox 360, an advanced disinfectant, additional custodial personnel came out to clean and completely sanitize areas where migrant families were housed as part of a Facility Use Agreement between the Doña Ana County Office of Emergency Management and Las Cruces Public Schools.

“I am grateful for all of the volunteers, and particularly the employees of Las Cruces Public Schools, who gave up their Easter weekend to assist these refugees in need,” said Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Greg Ewing. “To see our community come together to assist families they’ve never met was a rewarding experience, I am proud to call Las Cruces my home.”

Hundreds of volunteers donated clothing, shoes, hygiene products, and diapers during Easter weekend to asylum seekers while they waited to catch a bus or flight to their sponsors.

More than two-hundred volunteers from the community joined others at Las Cruces High School to help feed, support, and clothe those waiting to they make arrangements to catch a bus or flight to their sponsors. Volunteers flooded the school with donations for migrant families, which will be taken to the Gospel Rescue Mission to continue to support migrant families seeking asylum.

— Samantha Lewis, LCPS Public Relations Coordinator, 575-527-5946, slewis@lcps.net