How You Can Help

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 $7,000. An outhouse latrine costs $800. 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. We also welcome families, friends and colleagues to join together in this amazing and uplifting experience

The cost of food has risen drastically in Mexico and families are in desperate situations with inadequate shelter, and insufficient wages to cover day-to-day living expenses.

We can all help provide needy families with food by making a small donation to Project Mercy with the notation “food”. Every dollar counts towards putting some food on the table. Thank you for your consideration.

Read our blog post “Food and foundation slabs give hope for the future.”

How do I donate online?
Click the “Donate” button to connect to PayPal and make your contribution.

Donations can still be sent directly to Project Mercy at:
P.O. Box 500402
San Diego, CA 92150-0402

Help Project Mercy year round on Amazon Smile!

  1. Visit and sign in
  2. Under My Account choose Your AmazonSmile
  3. Click the chane charity button
  4. Search for and choose Project Mercy – Community Development Projects as your Amazon Smile charity