In this episode of the Heromakers Podcast, Laurie and Ann talk with Julie Schwietert Collazo, founder of Immigrant Families Together, an organization dedicated to reuniting and supporting families separated at the U.S./Mexico border. In 2018, after hearing the story of a mother seeking refuge from Guatemala was detained at the border and separated from her children, Julie went on a mission to reunite them, pulling in volunteers from around the country to help through giving to raise money for her bond and physically transporting her to see her children.
Two years later, IFT has helped over 120 people post bond and many more families along the way. In this episode, Julie talks about why she felt so passionate about this issue, how we can all be part of the solution, and what some of these women seeking asylum go through to make a better future for their children. Julie is a heromaker in every sense of the word, pursuing a calling to help others with the gifts and passion she has been given, raising up a new generation that will tell their heroic journeys to find freedom and safety.
You can find Immigrant Families Together on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ImmFamTogether or on IG @immfamtogether. Julie can be found @collazoprojects. You can visit their website here: https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com.
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