Dear friends of No More Deaths,
As we close out one of the hottest summers on record, our hearts are heavy. In June, the bodies of 25 people were recovered from the deserts of southern Arizona. In July, the bodies of 24 people were found.
Of all the migrants and refugees whose remains were found and identified in the last year, the youngest is a 15-year-old boy. The oldest is a 58-year-old man. The unidentified outnumber the identified by a factor of four, and we don’t know how many are never found. We honor all their souls and keep their families in our hearts.
We honor you, our community of supporters. For 12 years, you have been the fuel in our trucks, the soles of our hiking boots.
Their deaths move us to action; we don’t only mourn. Border militarization, deportations, raids, free-trade policies, and US intervention in Latin America have created a crisis where undocumented people die every day crossing from Mexico into the United States. We undertake daily, direct acts of intervention to end the death and suffering on the border.
We also honor the living, and each person who makes the difficult choice to cross. We celebrate their determination to reunite with their families and communities. We are overwhelmed by the spirit of those who spend weeks crossing first Mexico, then the southern-Arizona desert, in search of safety and refuge.
We honor you, our community of supporters. For 12 years, you have been the fuel in our trucks, the soles of our hiking boots. No More Deaths/No Más Muertes simply wouldn’t exist without your volunteer labor, your contributions, and your advocacy. We raise 85 percent of our budget from grassroots fundraising and individual donors like you.
We celebrate that you lift up your voices, calling for love, inclusion, and change when others advocate fear, cruelty, and division.
Your contribution today keeps us running. Please donate today—online or by check—and keep building our national community.
The No More Deaths/No Más Muertes community
Or, write a check payable to “UUCT/No More Deaths” and mail it to:
No More Deaths
P.O. Box 40782
Tucson, AZ 85717
No More Deaths gratefully accepts stocks, bonds, endowed gifts, and bequests. Please contact the fundraising team for more information. We also welcome your ideas and suggestions for fundraising opportunities.
Featured photo: Jason Outenreath. Volunteers lug water in the Sonoyta–Ajo–Gila Bend corridor 114 miles west of Tucson in July.