Wednesday, August 13, 2014

L.A. groups form emergency relief fund to help immigrant children

The Los Angeles Times reports on a positive response to the recent increase in immigrant children coming to the United States from Central America.  A number of philanthropic groups have formed an emergency relief fund to assist Los Angeles nonprofits overwhelmed by the number of immigrant children and their parents needing assistance. On Thursday, a coalition of groups announced a pledge drive to raise money for the fund.

The first recipients of the grant money will be the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, which provides pro bono legal services to immigrants, and the Central American Resource Center, which connects immigrants with case workers. Money from the fund will also be used to pay for a full-time staffer to coordinate the relief effort.


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