Survivors of domestic violence often feel alone and unloved. The St. Jude Court #2363 of the Catholic Daughters of Americas, organized a service project to help change this for some survivors.
Members of the group put together self-care kits for women who seek safety at Casa de Misericordia, Laredo’s only shelter for victims of domestic abuse. The donation was made in October—the month dedicated to raising awareness of domestic violence. Zeina Ramos, Vice-Regent of the Court, coordinated the effort, and members donated 50 bags with hygiene products. The bags had Bible verses and inspirational messages attached, one of which was, “Tu vales mucho, valorate.”
The Catholic Daughters of Americas is open to anyone age 18 or older who has a desire to learn more about the Catholic faith while helping the Church and people throughout the community. The group meets regularly to pray and plan ways to assist those who are in need. Due to the pandemic, meetings have been taking place virtually, and newsletters are mailed out to members who are unable to connect online to keep them abreast of current activities. If you are interested in joining the Catholic Daughters of Americas at St. Jude Catholic Church, Laredo, or at another church, please call Zulema Ramirez at 956-286-9790.
50 self-care kits were donated to survivors of domestic violence.