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 2021
Several houses are scheduled to be built with individual and grant funding. Due to COVID and border restrictions Project Mercy is not scheduling group builds in Mexico at this time. We will continue construction with our Mexican Team while funding and sponsorship allows and in accordance with government advisories.
January 09 – Project Mercy built one home with a donation
January 23 – Chula Vista Rotary has sponsored one house
February 06 – A house from Whitaker Investments Corp
February 20 – Project Mercy builds another house
March 06 – Thanks to a Foundation grant we will build one of two homes
March 20 – The second house will be built with funding from the same Foundation grant
April 03 – Project Mercy builds one more house.
April 17 – Ware Malcomb Architects and VESTA S.A. join forces to build a home with a skilled workforce from D.A. Whitacre Construction
April 24 – THE SECOND CHULA VISTA SPECIAL BUILD – Six groups build six houses in Chula Vista for transportation to Mexico. The site is donated for our use by HomeFed Corp.
KLEMMER & ASSOC. ‘HEART OF THE SAMURAI’ IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 18, 2021
THE 21st ANNUAL BAJA CHALLENGE is scheduled for October 2021.
Both Klemmer and Baja Challenge events were regrettably cancelled in 2020 and we are very happy to welcome them back in 2021.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PROJECT MERCY HAS BEEN SUBSIDIZING COSTS OF HOUSES FOR SEVERAL YEARS. BUT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, MOST OF OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS WERE CANCELLED IN 2020. IN ADDITION THE RE HAS BEEN A BIG RISE IN THE COST OF LUMBER, AND AS A RESULT PROJECT MERCY HAS HAD TO INCREASE THE PRICE OF BOTH HOUSES AND LATRINES.
THE COST OF ONE HOUSE IS $6300, AND THE COST OF A LATRINE IS $700.