The temperature in the desert remains steady around 110°, as it did on June 27. Our groups went out in some of the hottest areas of the desert, trekking in rough terrain for over five hours.
A solid rain season led to an overgrowth and abundance of cholla cactus, leading many people on one group in particular to get caught with cholla over 20 times. No matter how much you try to avoid it, cholla finds a way to stick to you.
We collected around 30lbs of waste from the desert, and found around 20 consumed gallons jugs of water from previous drops, as well as a good amount of supplies left behind that had been taken by those on their journey.
This is the most dangerous time to be traveling in this region, and we are seeing signs of increase travel. We are still going out weekly. While right now we cannot take new volunteers out, we fill our weekly drops with members of our leadership team and then if there’s spots open we take volunteers who have been out to numerous drops with us. The summer and the extreme heat is not a safe time to learn and experience your first Water Drop.
For any questions about Water Drops or our Water Drops during Covid, reach out to Water Drop Program Co-Director James Cordero, email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support, your donations make it easier for us to do our work.
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Border Angels is a nonprofit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to the US-Mexican border.