In this collaboration with the Grotto Network, I had the opportunity to visit the Migrant Carpentry Workshop, part of the DouglaPrieta Works philanthropic partnership between Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Mexico.
It was inspiring to see a new perspective on the immigration crisis and a grassroots effort to make a positive impact in the lives of migrants.
From the Grotto Network:
“What can we do so that they can have a successful life?” This is the question Rich Wekerle and Tom Fleming were asking themselves about migrants when they decided to found the Migrant Carpentry Workshop with Sr. Judy Bourg, SSND.
The goal of the workshop is very simple: teach somebody a skill that they will be able to use under any circumstances for the rest of their lives.