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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
What to donate:
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)
TIA CHUCHA'S CENTRO CULTURAL & BOOKSTORE
13197 Gladstone Ave Sylmar, CA 91342
Mon–Thurs: 2-8pm | Fri: 2-10pm
Sat: 11am-6pm | Sun: Closed (Cerrado)
1839 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Wed - Thu: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
3040 E Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90023
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.