February Water Drop

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BORDER ANGELS says
With the help of volunteers like yourself, Border Angels leaves gallon jugs of water and bags of warm supplies in the desert along dangerous, high-traffic migrant paths. Why? Following 1994, when the US government implemented its most inhumane border enforcement policies ever, more than 11,000 human beings have died crossing the border. Their main cause of death? Fatal exposure to extreme heat and cold. Our supplies help reduce these tragic fatalities.

How to RSVP:
Click "going" on this page, and fill out the google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAhvMID4StlO6bcqSMdDJ0l_51V_iSgHMrRgaEgD7qAKXOCw/viewform

What to bring:
-If a NEW volunteer, a signed copy of the volunteer waiver (http://www.borderangels.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Volunteer-application-and-Waiver-2016.pdf)
-Thick, clear, waterproof bag with 1 emergency blanket, 1 hand warmer, 1 item of warm clothing (heavy jacket or sweater for example), and a can of beans (make sure its a pop-top, can opener not required to open).
-Please do not bring water for this drop. Only one or two routes need water, which we will provide. All other planned routes are fully stocked.
-Backpack with the items listed below:
Plenty of water for yourself to drink, at least 2 liters/0.5 gallon.
Sports drink, or electrolyte powder or jellies for energy.
Snack eg. energy bars, sandwich, trail mix etc.
-If you need a ride, bring $5 for your driver to help cover gas.

What to wear:
Extra layer, as it gets cold during the winter.
Sturdy, closed toed, shoes or boots. We HIGHLY recommend hiking-grade boots to avoid injury.
Long pants to prevent scrapes/cuts from rocks, branches and cactuses.
Sunscreen, a hat and long sleeves if you burn easily.
Optional: Sunglasses, lip balm, bandana/scarf/towel to wipe away sweat, tissues.

IMPORTANT: during the event, you must have legal ID on you and proof of immigration status. If you have a visa or green card, you must have proof of that status as well as valid ID to participate. If you are a citizen, you must have valid ID on you at all times (i.e. drivers license). For immigration safety reasons, those on DACA and others without legal status cannot participate. We will have an immigration announcement regarding the recent exectutive order for volunteers who had student/travel visas from the 7 Middle Eastern countries. For those on DACA, the exclusion is meant to be temporary. We will reassess as soon as we know more about immigration policies and immigration authorities' behavior under Trump.

Itinerary:
Meet at 2258 Island Ave at 8am for introduction of the event, arrange a volunteer carpool, and leave for Jacumba at 8:45am. We'll arrive around 10am. We begin taking group pictures and speeches at 10:15am. We'll leave Jacumba at 11am and drive to different routes in areas close by. We hike for 2-3 hours and arrive back in San Diego area by 5pm.
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By: BORDER ANGELS

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