Tucson Samaritans

Samaritans are people of faith and conscience who are responding directly, practically and passionately to the crisis at the US/ Mexico border. We are a diverse group of volunteers that are united in our desire to relieve suffering among our brothers and sisters and to honor human dignity. Prompted by the mounting deaths among border crossers, we came together July 2002 to provide emergency medical assistance, food and water to people crossing the Sonoran Desert.

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We travel the desert on a daily basis continuing the ancient Southwest tradition of hospitality to travelers. Samaritans has 2 donated 4-WD vehicles to navigate any road or terrain. At least one member on each trip is a fluent Spanish speaker, and one has medical training. Vehicles carry water, food, emergency medical supplies, communication equipment, maps and individual traveler-packs containing items necessary to survive in the desert.

Address: Southside Presbyterian Church 317 W 23rd St
Tucson, AZ 85713
AZ State Tax Credit Info: No Arizona Tax Credit
Alliance Member?: No
Service Areas: Santa Cruz, Pima, Cochise