Your DGB for today is to check out the No More Deaths organization.
Immigrating to the U.S. can be a risky undertaking for anyone, but for the poor it’s downright dangerous. None of the typical avenues are available to those that cannot afford the legal help or have existing connections, forcing these people to cross the border on foot via severely hot and dry areas along states like Arizona. And if the harsh terrain is not bad enough, the tactics of the Border Patrol are at their absolute worst in these areas.
The non profit organization, No More Deaths, seeks to help these people. From their website, “The mission of No More Deaths is to end death and suffering in the Mexico–US borderlands through civil initiative: people of conscience working openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights.” Please go here to find out more about them: http://forms.nomoredeaths.org/about-no-more-deaths/
They have many volunteer opportunities which you can research here: http://forms.nomoredeaths.org/volunteer/faq/
Consider donating. They need clothing, first aid supplies, personal care items, and food. Cash is always appreciated. Addresses and other information can be found here: http://forms.nomoredeaths.org/donate-supplies-or-vehicles/
Mexico is trying to send us their best, let’s do ours to support them!