How can you help?
By being concerned about the people and problems, by getting informed about the situations, by volunteering your time and resources, and with your financial gifts.
Who does the work?
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.