FOOD, SHELTER AND HOPE
In these times of COVID-19 we are changing our approach to helping the impoverished families of east Tijuana, Mexico, where we focus our work. Construction continues using our skilled Mexican crew and building housing components here in San Diego to ship down to Mexico.
The cost of food has risen drastically in Mexico and families are in desperate situations with inadequate shelter, loss of work and money and lack of food.
We can all help provide needy families with food by making a small donation to Project Mercy. Mexican worker Roberto has been purchasing bulk food and delivering it to families throughout the summer and now into winter also. Every dollar counts towards putting some food on the table. Thank you for your consideration. Times are tough but together we can help each other get through.
Read our blog post “Food and foundation slabs give hope for the future.”
How is the construction program run?
Construction is done through the combined effort of US volunteers and local Mexican program participants. Upcoming recipients of housing work together to lay the concrete slabs and help the US volunteers to build the houses. Latrines are generally built by the house owners themselves; the materials and plans are provided by the corporation. The Project Mercy program is operated on a sweat equity basis. Volunteers with home construction skills are desperately needed.
Where does the money for the program come from?
Funding for the Project Mercy program comes from a variety of sources, a handful of foundations, Rotary Clubs and Churches, but mainly from a wide group of individuals scattered across the globe.
What can you do to help?
Each house costs $6,000. An outhouse latrine costs $1,000. Monetary donations are always appreciated no matter how small. All donations from within the U.S.A. are tax-deductible.
We would like to encourage service groups, churches, youth groups, and any other organizations or clubs to fund and build a new home for families in desperate need.