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Salvation Army in need of volunteers to prepare meals for asylum seekers

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- As the Borderland continues to see an influx of migrants, the Salvation Army said it is in need of volunteers to help prepare meals for asylum seekers.

According to the organization, the Salvation Army is apart of several projects to help with the surge.

The Salvation Army of El Paso said it mobilized staff and volunteers to prepare supplies and equipment in expectation of record-breaking numbers when Mayor Leeser declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the lifting of Title 42, which expired on May 11.

The organization partnered with El Paso County to provide meals and hygiene kits at the Migrant Services Center. To date, The Salvation Army said it has served 47,001 meals and 26,847 hygiene kits at the center.

The Salvation Army also provides meals at several hotels for homeless families and individuals as well as migrants in quarantine. This feeding operation includes three meals per day, all of which are prepared at the family shelter before being transported.

Serving both the homeless and migrant population, the organization said it is in need of volunteers that can prepare meals, sack lunches, and hygiene kits.

They say another way to help is by donating new (unused) goods such as hygiene products, socks, shoelaces, and water bottles. Click here for ways to help.

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