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Tucson Samaritans provide water, food, first aid, and other essential items to migrants who cross the border in southern Arizona. Our goal is to alleviate the suffering of people who are making the arduous journey to a better life across the harsh Sonoran desert. Tucson Samaritans is a grassroots, volunteer-run, humanitarian aid organization. Join us in our work to provide aid and support to those in need by volunteering or making a donation.



You can help prevent suffering and death in the desert.


Find information below about participating in Samaritans trips, providing organizational support, and supporting our work financially. You’ll also find information for groups interested in learning more about participating on a desert trip.

If you would like to send us a media inquiry, please submit the form linked at the bottom of this page

As an all-volunteer organization, all donations to Tucson Samaritans directly support our work by purchasing water, food, and other supplies we provide for migrants or indirectly support our work by paying for gas and maintenance for our vehicles or monthly fees for communication devices or renting space for the storage of our supplies and vehicles. 


While Tucson Samaritans is a ministry of Tucson’s Southside Presbyterian Church, 100% of all donations to Tucson Samaritans fund our humanitarian aid work.

In addition to online donations through PayPal, you can also donate by check payable to Tucson Samaritans. Mail to: PO Box 57072 Tucson AZ 85732-7072

If you have any questions about giving to Tucson Samaritans, please reach out to

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