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Local groups helping 18-wheeler survivors rebuild their lives

Survivors face a protracted street to recovery. Many organizations are working to assist these within the hospital rebuild their lives. The one motion you’ll be able to take to assist.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Catholic Charities is taking the lead in helping the survivors of the tractor trailer tragedy rebuild their lives mentioned Antonio Fernandez, the president and CEO. 

He and the archbishop have been in a position to see two of the survivors final evening within the hospital. He mentioned one was a person who was sleeping once they arrived. They prayed by him. Another was a younger lady. They weren’t certain they’d be capable of talk with both of the survivors. Then this occurred with the younger lady when the prayer ended:

“This young lady opened her eyes. When she opened her eyes, we were able to communicate with her a little bit and she responded with her head. So I actually believe she was actually listening to us and I wonder if the young man was listening to us, too,” mentioned Fernandez.

Catholic Charities asking on your assist not with money, however prayers for each these within the hospital and people who lost family members.

“I think this is the most important thing,” Fernandez mentioned. “Every time that we ask San Antonio for help with migrants with food, with clothing, the city always, always gives back to us. I think in this moment it’s not about the money. It’s not about clothes or anything like that. It’s about praying for these families.”

Catholic Charities is on standby to assist survivors as soon as they’re launched from the hospital. That contains housing, meals, clothes and emergency help. Plus, the group will assist with transportation ought to relations wish to be with their family members.

We reached out to the Mexican, Honduran and Guatemalan consulates to seek out how they’re helping survivors. We solely again from the Guatemalan Consulate. It mentioned it’s sending workers to San Antonio to the hospitals to assist decide their identities.  It issued this assertion:

On behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs, we lament the discovering of dozens of deceased migrants discovered within the inside of a trailer deserted in San Antonio, Texas within the United States of America, in addition to a number of injured survivors, minors amongst them, and we’re in solidarity with these affected and their households as properly.

We will proceed following up with the growing investigation of authorities, to find out as quickly as attainable their identities and nationalities of the victims and the injured.

At this second staff of the southern Consulate of Guatemala within the United States of America will switch to San Antonio to go to the 4 hospitals the place 12 survivors and a minor are positioned/staying.

On behalf of the Guatemalan Consulate in McAllen the next numbers can be found.

In case of an emergency, they’ll dial from Guatemala the 1541 which belongs to General Office of Consular Affairs and Migrants del Minex.

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Guatemala, 27 de junio de 2022. El Gobierno de Guatemala, por medio del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (Minex), lamenta el hallazgo de decenas de migrantes fallecidos en el inside de un camión abandonado en San Antonio, Texas, Estados Unidos de América, así como varios sobrevivientes heridos, entre ellos menores de edad, y se solidariza con los afectados y sus familiares.

Asimismo, informa que, se brinda seguimiento al desarrollo de la investigación de las autoridades para determinar, en cuanto antes, la identidad y la nacionalidad de las víctimas y los lesionados.

En estos momentos, funcionarios de la Red Consular de Guatemala en el sur de EE. UU. se trasladan a la ciudad de San Antonio para visitar cuatro hospitales donde se encuentran 12 personas heridas y cuatro menores de edad, a fin de determinar su identidad.

Por medio del Consulado de Guatemala en McAllen están disponibles los números telefónicos (956) 900 2736 y (956) 800 7351 y (956) 429 3413. También se puede llamar, en Guatemala, al número de emergencia 1541 de la Dirección General de Asuntos Consulares y Migratorios del Minex.

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