Rio Grande Valley Rapid Response Network is a coalition of activists and non-profit organizations on and near the border focused on providing direct humanitarian aid to refugees and immigrants.
Who We Are
We are a coalition of good Samaritans, activists and non-profit organizations from border communities who have volunteered our time and/or resources to provide direct humanitarian aid to refugees and immigrants.
The coalition began in 2019 when drop-offs of immigrants from Customs and Border Protection began in Cameron County. As organizations emerged to support migrant needs, activists in the region needed to build out communication and collaboration between service providers.
The RGV Rapid Response Network emerged as a way for groups on the front lines to be in communication with one another. We work together to send resources and volunteers where they are most needed. As policies and practices on the border continue to change the Network convenes regularly to adjust strategy and practices in coordination to serve the region’s most pressing needs.
The team represents multiple grassroots organizations serving the immigrant and refugee populations in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) located in Deep South Texas. Partner organizations include Angry Tias & Abuelas, Team Brownsville, RGV Equal Voice Network, Iglesia Bautista, and The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.
It is the mission of RGV Rapid Response to welcome, orient, feed, clothe, and otherwise serve the immigrants and refugees affected by ongoing draconian immigration policies, the most recent of which being the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) also known as “Remain in Mexico,” leaving families at risk of exploitation and violence one of the most violent states of Mexico.
These vulnerable human beings in our midst count on the generosity of people like you who can spend time providing orientation, supplies, or funds for their basic care.