Sky Cross is a non-profit, tax-exempt service group that serves the poor on the Texas-Mexico border. Sky Cross is able to fulfill its mission in
collaboration with direct service missionaries working in the “colonias” (very poor villages), orphanages and homeless centers on both sides of the border, predominantly in Mexico.
Everyone who works for or with Sky Cross is a volunteer, and 100% of the donations go directly to purchase food or medical supplies unless a donor requests otherwise. 70-80 volunteers also support the mission with time and labor, clothes, as well as equipment, parts and facilities.
Sky Cross was founded in 1995 by Terry and Kathy Bliquez, a retired U.S. Air Force couple. They located this ministry to the poor in San Antonio, Texas, after consulting with various religious and lay people. Kathy recommended the name “Sky Cross” since Terry was a general aviation pilot and hoped to fly supplies to the very poor.
The couple decided to take Spanish language classes at the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, and it was here where the ministry goal and objectives were developed. They discovered there was a huge need for non perishable food by people living in poverty, especially on the Mexican side of the border with Texas. Sky Cross was incorporated in Texas and received tax exempt status in the summer of 1995. A friend of a Sky Cross supporter sent a $5,000 donation shortly thereafter, and the Sky Cross ministry began serving the poor on the Texas-Mexico border.
Terry Bliquez has chosen to hand over the reins of the ministry to David K. Young, a business owner of an employee benefit administration firm in San Antonio, and a volunteer for Sky Cross while now serving as President. David has been involved with the ministry of Sky Cross since 1998.
DOES SKY CROSS SERVE?
Sky Cross currently serves 14 cities along the Texas – Mexico Border including:
- Oxtomal, Mexico
- Cuidad Acuna & Saltillo, Mexico
- Laredo, Texas
- Matamoros, Mexico
- Hargill, Texas
- Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
- Nuevo Progresso-Canales, Mexico
- Piedras Negras, Mexico
- Reynosa, Mexico
- Santa Rosita & Santa Maria, Mexico