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Granny Caravan Plans Stopovers in PA

July 31, 2018

Granny Caravan Plans Stopovers in PA

Over six days, Grannies Respond will be journeying from Manhattan, NY to McAllen, Texas in response to the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border. What started as an idea between a group of grandmothers distressed about immigrant children being torn from their families has grown into a movement garnering national attention.

Beginning with a rally in New York City, Grannies Respond will make stops in Reading and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Louisville, Kentucky; Montgomery, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas; before finally reaching a detainment facility in McAllen.

The Grannies' first will be our church on  July 31 for a hosted dinner followed at the Berks Family Detention center. The vigil will be held at 7pm and located at 1040 Berks road in Leesport.