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 a Deacon in the Cathoic Church. I regulary am blessed to help this charity. When I see these poorest of the poor and assist in food, medical supplies and cloths, I am gratified and to see the thousands who are sustained by the work of Sky Cross. The graditude which is shown by these poor along the Texas and Mexico border - and into Mexice - gives perspective to how blessed we are and is a model of what it means to give thanks to God for the basic needs of life. In additon as the years go by it is even more wonderful to see how the lives of the people are lifted up since their basic needs are met allowing the missionaries to educate the children because Sky Cross keeps them fed and healthy.