What a wonderful response! In just the short time we’ve been asking, more than $38,000 has been raised to provide clean water for Native Americans in the Navajo Nation. That means more than 500 families are drinking clean water right now.
But that’s only the beginning. There are more than 15,000 households on the reservation that are ‘water-insecure.’ We have our work cut out, but this tremendous response gives us, and those we are working with, the hope that we will get there.
We’re working with the Attorney General’s Office of the Navajo Nation, and their personnel are helping us coordinate with leaders in various divisions. In the coming weeks (at a safe distance of course) they’ll be working with us to design a program that is designed specifically for and is sensitive to the differences in the Navajo culture.
As is always the case, the distribution of filters and buckets, and all of the training, will be carried out by the Navajos themselves. As you know, that is one of our primary values at Water With Blessings – it is the people themselves who take the materials and make them their own. We are all partners in mission.
The first 500 buckets have been ordered, filters will soon be on the way. We’ll keep you posted on the progress.
Thank you again.