Mission: Sky Cross was founded in the summer of 1995 with the objective of providing basic food (98%)and some medical supplies(2%)to very poor families and orphans through established missionaries on the Texas-Mexico border area. The missionaries then use their resources for education, especially the children. This combination has proven to be very successful in combating continual poverty. Everyone who works for or with Sky Cross does not receive a salary or monetary gift, so that 100% of all donations are spent directly for food and medical supplies, unless a donor requests otherwise. All expenses are paid by Sky Cross volunteers.
Programs: Sky Cross currently serves in forty three locations along the Texas-Mexico border. There are 24 full time missionary volunteers who serve with Sky Cross, and who oversee the distribution of the food and medical supplies to families and orphan children. Sky Cross operates in Nuevo Progresso, Mexico (across the river from Progreso, TX) where some 300 families are assisted; in the McAllen, TX "colonia" of Monte Cristo where approximately 400 families are assisted; in Reynosa, MX some 300 families and a migrant house are provided food; in Laredo, TX where we help feed & clothe over 1000 people per month; in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico where we provide food and clothing for 2 orphanages and a refugee home; the "Direcho Humanos" colonia of some 6000 people in Matamoros, Mexico(across the river from Brownsville, TX) where over 300 families are assisted; in several other colonias in and near Matamoros, Mexico, where we provide food and medical supplies for another 500 families; in Eagle Pass, TX-Piedras Negras, Mexico where we serve 4 orphanages, several colonias,a home for physically and mentally challenged children, a village one and one half hours west of Piedras Negras, Mexico, and a nursing home near Aiende, Mexico and many mining villages from two and a half hours to 4 and one hours west of Piedras Negras; in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, where we provide food for a refugee home which serves up to 150 people per day. Sky Cross also serves another large migrant center in Saltillo, MX with food and food for the very poor people of Puebla, MX. Our missionaries estimate that Sky Cross serves some 30,000 people in the 43 locations.
I am involved with Sky Cross, Inc. because I am impressed with the fact 100% of the donations from the public go to the poor along the Mexico/Texas border. There is no paid staff, but rather all volunteers who pay for their expenses from their own pocket, leaving all of the donations to go to the purpose of the ministry...feeding the poor, providing used clothing, and medications.
SKY CROSS, INC. is a small non-profit, tax exempt charity organization. Everyone who works for or with SKY CROSS does so as a volunteer. This way, 100 percent of all funds donated go directly to purchase food and medical supplies. All donations are fully tax deductible. The work in and around the border areas are performed by missionaries. An additional 70-80 volunteers provide SKY CROSS with a continual supply of clothes, medical supplies, donations and help. SKY CROSS needs monthly and occasional monetary donors to purchase bulk food items. Basic medical supplies are needed for the clinics. Although the peole are caught in the middle of poverty and drug cartels, when we visit, you see a smile on their faces. It makes you want to do more for them as they have so little.
A wonderful organization of a few extremely dedicated people making a huge difference in the lives of a lot of very poor people. The need is so great and the poverty is so extreme that most people cannot imagine the lives that the poor endure along the border. They are caught in a war between drug cartels and corrupt government officials and unrelenting poverty and hunger. Yet, somehow, they retain the ability to smile, and to hope for a better future.