Project Mercy volunteers meet at the Otay Mesa Border McDonald’s at 6.45 am on the day of construction, unless otherwise stated.
- Take the 805 or the 5 south to the 905 east, take the 905
- Immediately after the 905 swings south there is a sign on the right for Siempre Viva Road exit
- Exit to the right and take the left lane: the Siempre Viva Road East fork in the road
- This will take you under the bridge and around back over it to McDonald’s
Parking: You cannot leave your car at McDonald’s: either carpool from your destination, drive your car into Mexico or arrive early to find parking elsewhere. There is parking for about $10 through the convenience store at the gas station next to McDonalds.
Scheduled builds for 2020
Several houses will be built with individual and grant funding. Details to be advised, depending on weather conditions and availability of team leaders.
January 11 – Project Mercy built one home with a donation
January 18 – Project Mercy will build a house with funding from a generous donor
February 01 – Thanks to a kind donor Project Mercy builds one more home
February 8 – Project Mercy builds another house with grant funding and led by Chris and Fritz
February 15 – Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary led by Mike Meziere will build one home
February 15 – Mark Matthews with La Mesa Rotary and Mt. Miguel High School Interact Club
February 22 – IRT will build their first house of 2020 led by John
February 22 – The Freitas Family will build one home lead by Mike
February 29 – Project Mercy will build a home led by John Zawis with funding from a donor
March 02 – IRT builds again!
March 15- Joe Christenson and friends and family build with Chris and Fritz
IT WAS WITH GREAT REGRET THAT DUE TO COVID-19 ALL PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED BUILDS THROUGH 2020 WERE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED AS OF MARCH 16.
August 2020 – We are proud to have been able to recommence construction with our highly skilled and enthusiastic Mexican crew.
August 22 – One house was built with donated funds from Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary
September 5 – Chula Vista Rotary funded another house
September 19/October 03 – Two houses were built with a donation from an anonymous repeat donor.
October 24 – a special event in Chula Vista provided 5 sets of housing components that were shipped to Mexico and erected throughout the months of October and November. All Hallows Catholic Church of La Jolla, Incarnation Lutheran Church of Poway, HomeFed Corp., Fallbrook Rotary, Old Mission Rotary and Wild at Heart men’s group provided both funding and volunteer construction crews.
November 28 – A Project Mercy build donated by Joe Christenson
KLEMMER 7 ASSOC. ‘HEARTY OF THE SAMURAI’ SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 2021
BAJA CHALLENGE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 2021
PLEASE NOTE THAT PROJECT MERCY HAS BEEN SUBSIDIZING COSTS OF HOUSES FOR SEVERAL YEARS. DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC MOST OF OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THIS YEAR. AS A RESULT THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE COST OF BOTH HOUSES AND LATRINES.
THE COST OF ONE HOUSE IS $6000, AND THE COST OF A LATRINE IS $1000.