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Sister Norma Pimentel assisting a migrant at a "respite center" in McAllen, Texas.David Ryder—ZUMA
Sister Norma Pimentel assisting a migrant at a "respite center" in McAllen, Texas., David Ryder—ZUMA
  • Title
    Executive Director
  • Affiliation
    Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

Three blocks from the McAllen bus station sits Sister Norma Pimentel’s Humanitarian Respite Center. Here, the “Mother Teresa of South Texas” gives migrant families a chance to catch their breath, along with a shower, meal, change of clothes, and travel assistance. Motivated by faith, not politics, the center has helped more than 100,000 people since 2014.

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