Immigrant support group lends helping hand to San Diego day laborers on Thanksgiving

Posted at 11:48 AM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 14:48:16-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The spirit of giving was expressed in many ways at a Thanksgiving Day event for day laborers in San Diego.

At a Thursday morning gathering at the Home Depot in the Mountain View area, about 35 volunteers with the Border Angels group handed out turkey sandwiches and drinks to the day laborers who were making themselves available to work despite the store being closed for the holiday.

Volunteers with the immigrant support group said their simple gift of something to eat will help fill the stomachs of those most in need, while filling everyone involved with the spirit of the holiday.

"I think these people could use a little help," said Edie, a 90-year-old volunteer greeting the laborers with a smile. "So, let's give them some food."

Volunteers will stop at two local Home Depot stores, and then travel east on Interstate 8 to San Diego County’s desert area to leave gallon jugs of water for those crossing into the country on foot.

The Border Angels group says they're also planning a demonstration for Saturday, taking their own "Caravan of Love" from downtown San Diego to the border.