Building Relationships for Better Lives


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Building Relationships for Better Lives

Our Mission
Santa Cruz al Salvador seeks to enhance and enrich the lives of our sisters and brothers in the Cuidadela de Guillermo Ungo, El Salvador as well as our Monterey Bay participants through relationship-building delegations, Prayer Partner connections and fund raising. Santa Cruz al Salvador is comprised of Lutheran and Presbyterian churches in the Monterey Bay area (see the About Us page for more information).

What We Do
Santa Cruz al Salvador organizes delegations to visit our community, generally two times per year. We also connect the scholarship recipients with Prayer Partners associated with our member and participating congregations. Santa Cruz al Salvador solicits, collects, and manages charitable donations from Santa Cruz County and any other location, for distribution in, or for the benefit of, the country of El Salvador, to those organizations and individuals needing charitable assistance. Our financial gifts currently provide scholarships for youth and adults who want to further their education but require financial help for tuition, room and board and other expenses. We also collect medical supplies and provide funds to support the medical clinic in Guillermo Ungo.

How can You Help?

  • Contributions: Your prayers and financial contributions are always appreciated. Our fundraising goal for 2016 is $34,000.

    On-line via PayPal: (above)

    By Mail — Contributions may be sent to:
              Santa Cruz al Salvador
              c/o St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
              2500 Soquel Avenue
              Santa Cruz, CA 95062

    Please note that Santa Cruz al Salvador is registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; our tax ID is 52-2289975.

  • Prayer partner opportunities are available for U.S. people/families to be matched with a Salvadoran scholarship recipient.
  • Delegation: You can be part of our next delegation - we're happy to share the excitement, adventure and love experienced on our trips.

Join us -- It is a life-changing experience!

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