Samaritans in Walker Canyon, December 2012
How can you help?
Join us in a desert trip.
To do this, you first need to complete a training session with Samaritans that covers some history, first aid, safety, Border Patrol protocol, and other issues. (email email@example.com)
Help newly deported migrants with phone calls in Nogales, Sonora. Deportees often are deported to places they have never been, at all hours of the day and night. Sometimes they are young people who have lived in the USA most of their lives and have limited Mexican contacts and Spanish.
Requires limited Spanish, and a passport (so you can re-cross the border)
Supplies of water, food packs, clothing, blankets, socks
Donations are constantly needed, from you, your friends, or any
organization you may be part of.
Money is always needed for any of a large number of ongoing needs: car repairs, gas, supplies, etc.
Severe blisters are one of the most frequent medical problems we see in people crossing the desert. Often the severity of blisters is like a severe burn on the sole of the foot. It slows people down and they are unable to keep up with their group. When left behind, they are at high risk of dying in the desert. Good socks can prevent blisters. Thick socks are needed, preferably non-cotton; a breatheable blend of synthetic material or a combination of cotton and synthetics. You can drop off new or clean socks at a Samaritan meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop-off time. This can save a life.