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Central American families fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries and arriving at the U.S. border, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has begun an initial response and is planning further assistance. For years MCC has provided services and resources as U.S. congregations welcome newcomers, and supported projects to address the root causes of migration so more people can choose not to leave home.

You can give to this effort at, by calling 1-888-563-4676, or by sending donations to MCC U.S., 21 South 12th Street, Akron, PA 17501, specifying “Central American migrants.” MCC also invites your prayers for these families; see for background information, a faith reflection and suggestions for Christian advocacy.