March 2021

Re-opening borders

Sisters Judy MacDonell and Pat Gootee are delighted to be back to work in Tucson, Arizona!  With the recent change in U.S. administration, the borders have been re-opened; migrants are crossing in large numbers. The travelers, who are supported by sponsors, stay at Casa Alitas for only a day or two and then board buses to move on to their next destination. There is a wing just for those who are Covid positive. Sister Judy and Sister Pat prepare breakfast and lunch; volunteers bring in hot meals, fruit and other provisions. Judy also works in the laundry.