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Border Experience Mission Trip and ways to help

September 16-20, 2019

Join us on a journey of presence ministry in McAllen, Texas.  While in McAllen, we will serve with Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. We serve meals, make sandwiches, talk with legal asylum-seekers and learn transformational stories.

Two ways to help people at the Texas/Mexico Border:

First Way:  Email Nancy Holmes at nholmes@mpumc.org to OFFICIALLY JOIN OUR MISSION TEAM, read further for details of trip:

Estimated trip costs:

  • Airline flight: ranges $490-650 for flight (from Charlotte) – you book your own flight*
  • Hotel: approx. $87-$113 per night – we reserve rooms so whole team stays at same hotel walking distance from the airport – you pay hotel directly at checkout. Email Nholmes@mpumc.org with number count staying in your room. Hotel is Wingate by Wyndham McAllen, 1500 Wichita Ave, McAllen, TX
  • Meals: you pay for your own meals
  • Bring your passport for this trip

*FLIGHTS: You will make your own flight arrangements to McAllen, Texas. Nathan’s ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE SCHEDULE is shared here so that you can line up a SIMILAR SCHEDULE. Once you have made your plane reservations, send Nancy Holmes at nholmes@mpumc.org your flight arrival and departure schedule so that she can share it with the team.

Nathan’s September 2019 flights are: Departing CLT on Sept. 16 on AA2934 at 7:35am (thru DFW) to arrive at MFE on AA2840 at 12:24pm.

Return flight: AA2840 leaving 1:09pm from MFE on Sept.20 (thru Dallas) to arrive in CLT on AA517 at 7:24pm.

 

Second way: Order supplies to be shipped directly to Humanitarian Respite Center with the Catholic Charities in Texas: CLICK HERE TO DONATE ITEMS.  Your items will be shipped directly to their volunteers to be handed out at the Border.

 

 

Questions? Contact Nancy Holmes at nholmes@mpumc.org.

 

 

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