Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

July 10, 2020

Flight volunteers help grassroots Navajo Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief reach most in need

Cassandra Begay
Photo credit: Ginger and Danielle Payant
Navajo Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund
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(July 8, 2020) -- The first flight of the Navajo Airbridge Program made possible by partnership between Airserv and Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund is ready to go.

This flight will be the first of two flights delivered to Chinle, Arizona, today. Cargo for these flights consist of 50 cases (4 gallons per case) of sanitizer per plane, and 30 cases of water (3.16 gallons each) per plane. Supplies will be delivered to rural Navajo Nation communities of Black Mesa, Blue Gap, Hard Rock, Low Mountain, Whipporwhill, Salina Springs,Cottonwood, Pinion and Tsaile by Team Lead Walton Yazzie and Chinle volunteers.

Special thank you to “PPE for Navajo First Responders” and Terry’s group “Helping Hands for the Navajo Nation” for the sanitizer supply and delivery to the airport. Thank you to Ginger, volunteer, and Danielle Payant, Airserv Communications Director, for coordination and loading of supplies on the ground. Thank you to Walton Yazzie and Chinle volunteers for all your hard work to deliver supplies to Navajo community members in remote areas.

Thank you to Navajo and Hopi COVID-19 flight committee members for your hard work and coordination of efforts.

Below: July 9, 2020 -- Today flights 3 and 4 of our Navajo Air Bridge program with Airserv International was deployed carrying relief supplies of tents, cots, and sleeping bags for COVID-19 relatives in Whitecone and Dilkon communities. In addition, immune-compromised  supplies and water were delivered for the Kayenta, Arizona community that will be delivered to Black Mesa and surrounding areas.

Thank you so much to the Navajo Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Arizona Team, Lead Delores Greyeyes, Chinle Team lead Walton Yazzie and volunteers, Danielle Payant and NHFC19R flight committee for making this happen!

1 comment:

-blessed b9, Catalyst4Christ said...

Jesus, have mercy on their souls...