603, 2020

March 6: Refugee boats are still coming ashore

Today we went to the north end of the Island where the boats usually arrive from Turkey. We went to get life jackets from the life jacket graveyard to make the SOS Flowers, Key Chains and Scraps of Hope Cards. Lighthouse Rescue, an NGO that helps the refugees come ashore is still working there. Despite the patrolling of Greek and [...]

3001, 2020

Jan 30: But i know that anywhere is safer than here . . .

Homeno one leaves home unlesshome is the mouth of a sharkyou only run for the borderwhen you see the whole city running as wellyour neighbors running faster than youbreath bloody in their throatsthe boy you went to school withwho kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factoryis holding a gun bigger than his bodyyou only leave homewhen home won’t let [...]

2901, 2020

Jan 29: We walked past lines of people who happened to be born in a different country than myself.

Today was day 5 in Matamoros. Courtnay arrived! Our Hands on Global team is all here, and so excited to be partnering with Global Response Management. Hands on Global facilitated our members to be here, and donated much needed medications, supplies, toys for the kiddos, and an open-sided replacement tent to shield from the sun and rain in our clinic [...]