The Gay Vegans

Helping at the border

There is a crisis at our southern border. A human crisis.


I have gone from sad to outraged, and at times felt super helpless. In the couple of years that I have been following what is happening to people trying to seek asylum down at our border, I have learned of several groups working to support immigrants. Many are doing wonderful work, and there are two that we have decided to financially support: Al Otro Lado and RAICES.


I know there is a lot going on in the world and there is no shortage of great nonprofits helping to make the world a better place. We have donated, and will donate again, to these two groups because they make immediate impact on those suffering in detention camps at the border.


Immediate impact. Some of the funds we donate go specifically to a bond fund, meaning an asylum-seeker currently detained, and has the permission to enter the country while awaiting a hearing, needs to pay a bond to leave. (Note from Al Otro Lado: We’d also add that a clients ability to pay bond can literally mean life or death. Because of folks donating to our bond fund we were able to get out a severely disabled and sick asylum seeking client out of detention. Medical neglect in detention is rampant!) This could be up to $8,000! Our donations are pooled with others to pay bonds and get people out of the detention camps. Right now.


Consider a donation. Any amount helps.


Thanks for reading.


About Dan Hanley

Gay and vegan in the burbs (of Los Angeles). I blog about veganism, equality, compassion, activism, politics, spirituality, and our awesome life experiences. The "s" includes my husband, Mike! I want this blog to be a tool to build bridges among communities and to inspire people to get involved and vote.