“We are brothers” helps migrants
On February 12, the “We are brothers” campaign of ARCORES Costa Rica came to an end. This project, which began on September 12, 2022, arose as a solidarity response to the large number of Venezuelan migrants crossing the country.
In these five months, 453 migrants have been transported from San José to the northern border of Costa Rica, where they were also given a snack. In addition, 2,666 plates of hot food and basic necessities were given to migrants in transit who were in the capital.
Some families decided to stay in the country, and ARCORES selected a Venezuelan family to accompany them in the process of settling in Costa Rica during their first months.
To conclude the project, a Eucharist was celebrated in the parish of the Inmaculada de Pozos de Santa Ana, in which this migrant family was present.
During the mass, presided by Victor Gonzalez OAR, president of ARCORES Costa Rica, the volunteers expressed their gratitude to God for allowing them to be his instrument in this work and for allowing them to fulfill their mission of love for their neighbor.
Patricia Sanchez, coordinator of the project, thanked “all those who supported the campaign with their donations and prayers; and the volunteers who participated in the logistics, who have had the privilege of seeing the face of Christ in our migrant brothers and sisters”. After the Eucharist, a lunch was shared with the family and volunteers.