Over five thousand migrants were sheltered at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex in the Zona Norte neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico, until rain left the facility flooded. Less than a week later, the majority of the migrants were moved to a new shelter ten miles southeast of the previous one.
Migrants currently living at El Barretal, a night club turned migrant shelter struggle to grab bags filled with snacks being thrown from a pickup truck in Tijuana, Mexico on December 1, 2018. (Zane Meyer-Thornton)
A man eats while other migrants setup their new residences at a migrant shelter located in El Barretal in Tijuana, Mexico on December 1, 2018. (Zane Meyer-Thornton)
Children play soccer at the El Barretal migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on December 1, 2018. (Zane Meyer-Thornton)
Jose Miguel waits for a bus to transport him from a migrant shelter located at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex to a new location, El Barretal, a former concert venue. on December 1, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. The bus has a sign that reads “Apoyamos al alcalde” which means We Support the Mayor. (Zane Meyer-Thornton)
Three teenage boys shout to draw attention to people cutting a line for supplies at the El Barretal migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on December 1, 2018. (Zane Meyer-Thornton)
Christian, a migrant seeking asylum, sheltered at El Barretal migrant shelter draws an American Flag on the ground in Tijuana, Mexico on December 1, 2018. (Zane Meyer-Thornton)
A young boy waits for his bus to leave a migrant shelter hosted at Benito Juarez Sports Complex and head towards El Barretal migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on December 1, 2018. (Zane Meyer-Thornton)
Dozens of migrants remain camped outside of the Benito Juárez Sports Complex, despite the government-owned and run facility shutting down on Sunday, December 2. Some decided not to move to the new shelter because of how far it is from the port of entry, where applications to seek asylum in the United States are taken.
Nashville Tornado Relief
On Saturday, March 7, 2020, numerous people and organizations gathered in North Nashville, Tennessee to provide food and goods for victims of the recent tornado. The organizations aimed to fill a void left in the citywide relief efforts. In North Nashville, The Red Cross partnered with Gideon’s Army and the McGruder Family Resource Center to distribute goods across the area. However, many residents did not know where to pick up the goods. Which prompted the need for a resource delivery system and more centralized location.
The Ewing Family helped distribute meals to families at the New Covenant Christian Church in North Nashville, Tennessee. The children’s grandmother took them to help out with services so they could help those in need.
The remnants of a home in North Nashville, Tennessee.
Three time grammy nominated keyboardist Joseph Wooten performed outside of the New Covenant Christian Church in North Nashville, Tennessee
Wooten performed to “bring people together”, after the recent tornado.
Construction workers repair a house damaged by a tornado in North Nashville, Tennessee.
Leslie Johnson shows how close the tornado got to his home by pointing out that his neighbors tree branches are broken, but his is not.
Members of Wounded Warriors, AGAPE, and the West Nashville Dream Center distribute hot meals to relief workers and families after the recent tornado in North Nashville, Tennessee.
Employees of Trader Joes fill boxes with food for victims of the recent tornado while others line up at Sucker Brunch food truck to receive free lunch.
Electricity repair vehicles line the streets of North Nashville, Tennessee to attempt to restore power to the surrounding neighborhoods.
Smiles From The Heart Free Dental Care
People from numerous states gathered at Chandler Park Dental Care for the 10th annual Smiles from the Heart on Saturday, February 21, 2020. This event offers free cleanings, filings, extractions, and x-rays for those who would otherwise not be able afford them. The event was started to fill a void being left in the community. Many people are unable to acquire the dental care they need due to lack of finances or inadequate insurance.
With the prices of dental procedures being so high, many individuals are left to make tough decisions on whether to tend to their oral needs or provide themselves and their families with basic human services.
Sergeant Ron Helus Funeral
On November 15, 2018, Law Enforcement Officers from around the country gathered for the funeral service and burial of Sergeant Ron Helus, who was tragically killed in a shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill on November 7, 2018.
The Skirball Fire caused pandemonium and forced many residents of Bel Air Canyon to evacuate their homes. The Fire scorched 422 acres from December 6, 2017-December 15, 2017 and destroyed 6 structures while damaging 12 others.