Thursday, June 14, 2007

No Mas Muertes...

This might seem like an odd summer break activity to some, but I am spending some time in a desert camp with No More Deaths next week. You can check them out at

This, of course, requires a little bit of money, so I'm posting their boilerplate participant support letter below. If you feel so inclined, please make a donation with a "Carl Magruder" notation. I will do the sweating in the desert, and write about it here!

Weird way to prepare for FGC...

June 14, 2007
Dear Friend,

Each summer No More Deaths hosts hundreds of volunteers who come to the Arizona border region to help provide humanitarian assistance to migrants. Those volunteers take home with them a new understanding of the crisis along our borders and their place in that crisis. It is our hope that they will share their stories and experiences after returning home. This year, in an effort to further involve communities across the country, we are requesting our volunteers to ask their home communities for support prior to their arrival.
There are many ways that you can support a No More Deaths volunteer: prayers and regular correspondence are greatly encouraged. This is no vacation; many find their time along the border both physically and emotionally challenging. We also need financial support. Our summer projects are very expensive, so we ask our volunteers to raise a small portion of what it takes to support them – at least $100 per week or $300 per month that they are here. This money both supports our programs and offsets the cost of hosting volunteers. Enclosed is a brochure with more information on the mission of No More Deaths and our current projects. No donation is too small!
We hope that you will provide whatever sort of support that you are able for this volunteer before for their departure for the border. We also hope that you will be able to talk with them about their experiences upon their return.

Many Thanks,
No More Deaths

3809 East 3rd Street Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 495-5583


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