Responding to the Children at the Border

Fleeing violence and unrest in their Central American communities, over 300 migrant children are arriving at a SEMN Synod ministry partner in El Paso each day. This faith-based shelter provides safe respite as children wait to travel to their U.S. sponsor. Essential supplies are greatly needed at this time.

To financially partner as an individual or congregation, you can…

Send a check!

Make it out to SEMN Synod, ELCA with AMMPARO in the memo line. Send it to:

SEMN Synod, ELCA, 1001 14th Street NW, Suite 300, Rochester, MN 55901


Donate online!

Use a credit card by going here: Click the “Give Now” button, select the fund “Hand in Hand (global)” and enter the memo: AMMPARO.

100% of your gift goes directly towards prioritized supplies to meet the basic needs of children. Thank you for your generous response!

If you have questions, contact Kathy Chatelaine, Assistant to the Bishop for Global Ministry, at

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