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Going over in Oct

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Offline Catman

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Going over in Oct
« on: September 11, 2013, 12:52:18 PM »
I was thinking about bringing some humanitarian relief when I next visit.  Do you think it will be possible to bring common items needed for everday use?  Are there any children that could use some cheer?  I suppose they can now enter the US and get supplies at Rio Grande Village???  Just want to reach out and show them that we do care.

I feel our government really slammed this community without any serious thought.

Dave

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Going over in Oct
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 01:28:02 PM »
I was thinking about bringing some humanitarian relief when I next visit.  Do you think it will be possible to bring common items needed for everday use?  Are there any children that could use some cheer?  I suppose they can now enter the US and get supplies at Rio Grande Village???  Just want to reach out and show them that we do care.

I feel our government really slammed this community without any serious thought.

Dave
I know there are regulations on what you can take over, I just can't recall where I saw them.  :icon_redface:
Cash always works.  :icon_wink:

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Offline Quixote Kid

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Re: Going over in Oct
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 01:40:07 PM »
When we went the end of July, no one checked on anything that we took into Mexico. I'm not saying that there is not regulations, just that it seemed extremely relaxed going into Mexico.

When we returned to the US, We were asked by the remote agent what we were bringing back.


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Offline fartymarty

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Re: Going over in Oct
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 04:31:27 PM »
  Do you think it will be possible to bring common items needed for everday use?
I'm sure things have changed since the crossing opened up, but before it was open: Propane canisters (the small camping type, not the home BBQ size), lip balm, candy for the children, Coca-Cola. They mentioned cigarettes too, but we didn't bring them any, I mean we were trying to help them right?
If there is anything (legal) that you don't want to take across, I'm sure you can just hike it down the Canyon trail a ways and leave it along the river in view of the other side. Someone will come over and get it. (Coca Cola seems a lot heavier than propane, I didn't carry it too far from the parking area.  :icon_biggrin:)
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Offline waddamaroon

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Re: Going over in Oct
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 04:42:12 PM »
  Do you think it will be possible to bring common items needed for everday use?
I'm sure things have changed since the crossing opened up, but before it was open: Propane canisters (the small camping type, not the home BBQ size), lip balm, candy for the children, Coca-Cola. They mentioned cigarettes too, but we didn't bring them any, I mean we were trying to help them right?
If there is anything (legal) that you don't want to take across, I'm sure you can just hike it down the Canyon trail a ways and leave it along the river in view of the other side. Someone will come over and get it. (Coca Cola seems a lot heavier than propane, I didn't carry it too far from the parking area.  :icon_biggrin:)

I know a guy who knows a guy who, it's rumored, took this approach with school supplies. His wife was an elementary school teacher. She would give him surplus paper, pencils, etc. that he would leave in a box near the Hot Springs.
I have no first-hand evidence though. It's all just hearsay.
Atta boy, girl!

 


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