The desert in the summer is unforgiving. Traveling for hours in up to 125° temperatures beating down on you, while you carry supplies in your backpack. It’s really tough.
We were fortunate to be well rested before we ventured out. We slept in comfortable beds the night before. We were able to eat a solid breakfast that morning. We had sufficient amounts of personal food and water to last us through the trek. As much preparation as we had, we still had difficulty out there.
It cannot be underestimated what one may go through to escape imminent danger where they come from, or to get back to the family in the United States that they were forced away from. One thing is sure, it is VERY difficult to carry enough supplies to survive crossing through the desert. Especially during the summer. Especially when the government has funneled people further through even more dangerous corridors, to bypass multiple strategically placed checkpoints.
No matter the weather, nor how extreme the temperatures get, we have not, and will never leave the desert. As long as people are crossing through, we’ll be there. While the temperatures are still extreme, we are only taking experienced Water Drop volunteers for the time being. Thank you all for your patience. As soon as we can safely take new volunteers we will. For the meanwhile, sharing posts and making donations allow us to continue our work, and be efficient as possible.
For any questions about Water Drops or our Water Drops during Covid, reach out to Water Drop Program Co-Director James Cordero, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support! Link in bio to donate to our work.
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