what we do

 Search the desert offering water, food and first aid to migrants found suffering from heat, dehydration, and injuries.

 Call 911 or the Border Patrol when medical treatment is needed.

  Discourage migrants from crossing the desert, explaining the risks and distances involved. If they want to return home, we contact the  Border Patrol.

  Conduct “basura” runs to gather possessions left behind in the desert.  We recycle what we can. 

  Maintain relationships with Border  Patrol and elected   officials, encouraging them to address humanitarian as well as security needs.

 Work with other humanitarian groups to educate ourselves and others about migrant issues.

Undertake special projects such as assisting non-governmental organizations to provide humanitarian aid to returnees in Sonora, Mexico.







Two hundred people are fed in two shifts.

Samaritans laying out clothes for the deportees waiting to come back in and choose the items they need.


Deportees waiting to get in to the Comedor in Nogales, Mexico.                                                                


                                                                              All the clothes we brought are on the sidewalk


We peel a bucket of potatoes for the evening meal.