Alyssa Milano has launched an initiative to raise money for the migrant caravan, presently headed toward America’s southern perimeter and aimed at knocking down the U.S. gate by force. ‘Cause otherwise…how would they get in?
Alyssa’s raising $100,000 to help the group, which is currently living in tents and waiting half an hour to use the Port-o-Potty — which is, of course, not good (here).
Here’s the actress:
“Some friends and I are trying to raise $100,000 today to help some people in the fight of their lives, seeking asylum at our southern border. Would you be willing to give #FiveForFamilies to help out?”
Some friends and I are trying to raise $100,000 today to help some people in the fight of their lives, seeking asylum at our southern border.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 22, 2018
So who’s actually in the group? As reported by Fox News Wednesday, a breakdown of the over-six-thousand-and-growing group goes as follows:
“The total number of migrants in Tijuana alone break down this way: 6,062 total, comprising of 3,877 men, 1,127 women and 1,058 children.”
On its website, the group describes itself this way:
“Families Belong Together is on the ground with the refugee caravan in Tijuana. We’re with individuals, families, and children of all backgrounds and from various countries, who are seeking safety and a better life. Many members have already begun the asylum application process and are waiting patiently to hear back about next steps. These people are fleeing persecution and violence and are legally applying for asylum at a US port of entry.”
“Some of them may be eligible for asylum in the United States, but they are in the minority of this caravan.”
That means, of course, that most won’t be allowed in.
Either way, as of November 24th, the organization had triumphantly raised $74,000.
Some on Twitter had some strong opinions about the star’s charity, as it relates to helping those already in dire need within the U.S:
No offense intended, I appreciate what you are doing. But I'd rather donate to causes that support our homeless veterans, and the families of fallen firefighters/police
— Keith KC8TCQ (@Keith_Hosman) November 22, 2018
You Are Stupid! Love them, wanna feed them? Go do it yourself, we don’t want them nor anyone else like you who isn’t for America! Americans 1st!!! Open your gates and set up tents outside your house for them to stay in! pic.twitter.com/rCaLVJBqip
— Dawn Walters (@DawnlovesJantre) November 23, 2018
Can we first raise $100,000 to help some our homeless vets living in the USA? Or Nah?
— The Conservative Latina (@TheConservati19) November 22, 2018
— DrewB62 (@B62Drew) November 23, 2018
Why you don’t do something for the ones that give you freedom and keep you safe so you can enjoy your life. Our Veterans that are wounded homeless these are the ones you need to raised money for. Not these people
— Man of Troy (@melsamjrcar) November 22, 2018
Alyssa should absolutely raise money for whatever cause is close to her heart. And certainly, the world needs different people who care about different things, to help different people in different ways.
As for domestic causes, there is certainly no shortage of need.
Here’s a tiny sampling:
As per SocialSolutions.com, there are 564,000 homeless people living in the U.S., 57,000 of them veterans.
Approximately 380,000 Americans under the age of 18 have been homeless for a minimum of a week.
Another group worthy of assistance: United Soldiers and Sailors of America (see the video below).
Giving to others is an important component of joy. What are the causes that bring you fulfillment?
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