Support for Postville Raids Requested!/Apologies for Cross Postings

By Amalia Anderson and Kathy Hiltsley, Main Street Project

Hi Friends and Family:

As many of you know from the recent media reports the raids in Postville, Iowa are awful for this small community. Due to recent events, there is quite a need for money to purchase basic supplies for the families and other personnel working and assisting in the effort.

Any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

The list of needed supplies is below.

Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.



612.879.7576 (O)
952.994.0019 (C)
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Subject: PLEASE SHARE--Support for Postville Raids Requested!/Apologies for Cross Postings

Dear Friends and Allies-

The Postville Raid--the largest at a single site in history, has left many victims in its wake. Approximately 390 people were arrested on Monday as ICE descended on Agriprocessors-- the nation's largest kosher packing plant. There are many needs! Below please find a variety of options for donating cash or supplies to the various organizations/institutions that are directly working with the detainees and their families.

This list was created based on conversations with staff working with the community in Waterloo and Postville.

***For those of you in MN-- the Main Street Project is more that willing to serve as a 'drop-off' location.

For directions to our office, please contact: Kathy Hiltsley at 612-879-7578 or [email protected].




Supplies Needed:

reams of white paper for copying/printing
Xerox toner
paper clips
diapers (for infants-toddlers)
infant formula (Simulac and Enfamil)
gas cards (Recommended for IA: Kum & Go, Hy-Vee, Casey's General Store)
Hygiene products for men and women (shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush)
food (non perishable)
phone cards (long distance to Latin America)

Cash Donations for Immigrant Families:
For sending checks and cash, the address is:
Veridian Credit Union
P.O. Box 6000
Waterloo, IA 50701

If making a donation via credit card, please call

*** Please include Account Number for the Postville fund when sending either form of payment. The account number-- 5830490

Cash Donations for El Centro Latinoamericano (general operating):
El Centro Latinoamericano
500 E. 4th Street Ste. 321
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: 319-287-6400

Cash Donations for St. Bridget's Catholic Church:

Saint Bridget's Hispanic Ministry

Att'n. Paul Real
PO BOX 369
Postville, IA. 52162

Amalia Anderson
Project Director, Main Street Project
[email protected]
612-879-7570 (office)
612-280-4730 (cell)

Kathy Hiltsley
Main Street Project
[email protected]
Kathy Hiltsley