Humane Borders regrets that, due to COVID-19, we are not able to welcome volunteers at this time, and we are not holding our regularly scheduled Wednesday meetings. As the situation improves, we will reevaluate our policy. Stay safe, and please check back for updates.

Who We Are & What We Do

Humane Borders, motivated by faith and the universal need for kindness, maintains a system of water stations in the Sonoran Desert on routes used by migrants making the perilous journey here on foot. Our primary mission is to save desperate people from a horrible death by dehydration and exposure and to create a just and humane environment in the borderlands. We locate our water stations on government and privately owned land with permission from the landowners.

Founded in the summer of the year 2000, Humane Borders, Inc. is a non-profit corporation run almost exclusively by volunteers. Our focus is strictly humanitarian assistance. Donations to Humane Borders are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and we depend upon gifts from individuals and religious groups of all faiths to continue our work.

Over 3000 have died in the Arizona desert
since January of 1999

 Ways You Can Help

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Humane Borders operates on tax-deductible philanthropic contributions from organizations and people like you. Donate Here »

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Our water runs are regularly scheduled trips, leaving from Tucson, Phoenix, and Ajo to our water stations in the Sonoran Desert. Learn More »

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10 July 2020 By admin in English

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May 2020

IN THIS ISSUE: Humane Borders’ Response to COVID-19 Donations Reflections and Gratitude Message from Chair Doug Ruopp Board Member Profiles Trash Pick-Up READ THE MAY 2020 NEWSLETTER