Glendale family aims to help undocumented children in Nogales - CBS 5 - KPHO

Glendale family aims to help undocumented children in Nogales

Posted: Updated:
Ogle, left, and Overbey, right, hope to help undocumented children. (CBS 5) Ogle, left, and Overbey, right, hope to help undocumented children. (CBS 5)
GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

A Valley family wants to make a difference after they saw leaked images of undocumented children in a Nogales warehouse.

Karyn Ogle and Jarrod Overbey began a GoFundMe account last week and have already raised over $1,000 in donations and they say more are on the way.

"The situation [in Nogales] is horrible," Ogle said. "These children are laying on the floor with blankets that can't be comfortable and it looks like they've been wearing the same clothes for days."

Overbey began to raise donations for bottled water and toys to aid thousands of undocumented children being housed in southern Arizona.

"Even if it's only a smile for a moment, it's a smile we provided," Overbey said. "If you can make them smile and at least make them forget about their plight for a second, then that's a second they didn't have to think about."

The Glendale family hopes to raise enough donations to send aid to the undocumented children as early as mid-July.

"[The kids] don't know if everything's going to be OK," he said. "If they get sent back to wherever they're from, it may not be OK."

Overbey said his campaign to aid the children is strictly humanitarian.

For more on this story and other stories around Arizona from this author, follow Shawn Kline on Facebook and Twitter. 

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
CBS 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation), Phoenix, AZ and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..