December 11, 2023

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Highlands Mommies Group Says Denver Is Failing Migrants, Offers Help

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When Andrea Ryall went to the Quality Inn shelter in Denver’s Highland neighborhood on November 3 to donate bananas to Venezuelan migrants, she was expecting some order.

“Someone put a call out for a feeding event asking for bananas to supplement, so me and my kids were like, ‘Yeah, let’s get bananas,’ thinking we were going to drive down to some well-organized event,” she remembers. “We drive around forever, there’s nobody but a bunch of refugees, a bunch of kids, we don’t know where this event is supposed to be, we don’t know what we’re supposed to do or what’s happening.”

Ryall tells Westword she thought she was going to be able to drive up to the converted migrant sheltering facility at 2601 Zuni Street — run by the City and County of Denver — and be able to just “hand a bag…

Bennito L. Kelty

2023-11-17 17:10:00

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