Tuesday, June 18, 2013

AZ-MEX Boderlands/No More Deaths Summer Donation Drive

No More Deaths is a Tucson-based humanitarian organization that's mission is to help end suffering in the desert along the USA-Mexico borderlands. Throughout the year volunteers patrol migrant trails looking for people in need, giving medical aid, and placing water and food in strategic locations in the hope that it might save a life.

The summer months are a crucial time in this work, and to assist NMD in their mission I am asking for donations from friends, family and strangers to be collected between July 1st-15th. These donations will be driven out to Arizona in the 2nd half of the month.

 For your convenience, there will be multiple drop-off locations around Los Angeles County. (If you or your organization/business/work would like to participate as a drop-off location please email me at xochitljulisa@gmail.com)

 What to donate: 
socks
running shoes
hiking boots
baseball caps
backpacks
jeans
t-shirts
underwear

You can also make a monetary donation directly to the organization by going here.

Where to donate: 

BEYOND BAROQUE LITERARY/ARTS CENTER
 681 Venice Blvd. Venice Beach
HRS: M-F: 8pm-10pm S-S: 11am-10pm (check event calendar for exact times) http://www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

TIA CHUCHA'S CENTRO CULTURAL & BOOKSTORE
 13197 Gladstone Ave Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 939-3433
Mon–Thurs: 2-8pm | Fri: 2-10pm Sat: 11am-6pm | Sun: Closed (Cerrado)

ESPACIO 1839
1839 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90033
(213) 399-9811
Wed - Thu: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MARISCOS JALISCO
3040 E Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90023
M-S: 9am-6pm

Last year alone, 179 remains were found along the AZ-Mex borderlands. For more information please visit the No More Deaths website.

Here is a poem inspired by my time on the border with No More Deaths. The video is directed by TV director and movimiento activist, Jesus Trevino.

1 comment:

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