PORTLAND, Maine — More than 150 people seeking asylum have poured into Maine's largest city and more on the way, but how can you help?
The City of Portland said it is NOT accepting physical donations right now.
However, you can donate financially at portlandmaine.gov/donate. You can also text 'EXPO' to 91999.
As of Friday afternoon, more than $200,000 had been raised.
The city is asking those who want to volunteer to NOT just show up, due to security concerns.
Instead, the United Way of Greater Portland is working with the city to accept and coordinate volunteers.
And Friday afternoon, the city of South Portland announced it has set up a separate account to support the asylum seekers arriving in Portland.