Crossing with the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail
By Kathryn Ferguson, Norma A. Price, and Ted Parks
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The authors are all Tucson residents and Samaritan volunteers working to provide life-saving water and medical aid to travelers in the desert. Over the past ten years, more than 4000 people have died while crossing the Arizona desert to find jobs, join families or start new lives. Other migrants tell of the corpses they pass--bodies that are never recovered or counted. "Crossing with the Virgin' collects stories heard from migrants about these trecherous treks --firsthand accounts told to volunteers for the Samaritans, a humanitarian goup that seeks to prevent such unnecessary deaths by providing these travelers with medical aid, food and water.
A portion of the sales goes to support Samaritans.
If you would like to purchase the book from Samaritans:
Crossing With the Virgin book is also available through Samaritans for $18 post paid. Please mail a check or money order made to Southside Samaritans:
Southside Presbyterian Church
317 W. 23rd Street, Tucson AZ 85713-1636.
Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.