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Serving Our Navajo Family Effected by COVID-19

NavajoStrong was created to aid the Navajo community during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. We strive to honor our ancestors and empower the Diné by working hard to help citizens who are affected by disease, poverty, and other health disparities on the Navajo Reservation.

Our Goals & Core Values

Assist the vulnerable families and at-risk individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis by providing them with water, food, and enough essential supplies, such as hand sanitizer, soap, and cleaner to last at least two weeks.

Empower the people by providing them with written education regarding the disease, resources for help, and knowledge about the disease. We aim to provide information in both written Navajo and English language.

Because some people cannot drive to community distributions or travel on the weekend, we serve those who live in remote areas who cannot travel due to quarantine, lack of transportation, or other factors.

Your help has made it possible for us to serve hundreds of families in need

To date, we've successfully completed 93% of 808 requests for supplies.

Families Served

Arizona: 602

New Mexico: 146 

Utah: 58

Colorado: 2

Unknown: 3

Please Contribute to NavajoStrong

Your help ensures we can get resources to the people that need it today.

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Housing Project Repair

Are you a handy-man? We'd love your help completing home repair requests for families in need. 

Volunteering

Any other way you can help? Fill out this general volunteer form!

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Check Out Bud Frazier on Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe and the team return the favor to Bud Frazier, an ICU nurse in Utah striving to honor and empower the Navajo Nation by delivering much needed supplies to the vast region, which has been devastated by COVID-19.

Please keep contributing. Your help makes it possible for us to deliver relief to the Navajo community.

NavajoStrong In the News

Recently featured in the Navajo Times, KSLTV, The San Juan Record, and FOX 13 Utah, we have collected donations and essential supplies, before directly delivering them to families of the Navajo Community.

 

To date, we have delivered to over 800 families in need and we are still going NavajoStrong!

In addition to direct deliveries, our team has provided water, food, hand sanitizer, essential cleaning, and hygiene items to the local to chapter houses of Kaibito, Kayenta, Leupp, Chilchinbito Second Mesa (Hopi Village) in Arizona, Navajo Mountain, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., Inscription House in Utah, Shiprock Police Department, Sonostee, Two Grey Hills, and Lavida Seventh Day Mission in New Mexico.  

Navajo Times

August 13, 2020

Amid pandemic, Shimásání bi Skirts serves grandmothers

WORKHUMAN

JUNE 5, 2020

[Video] Kevin Kunz: Standing With Marginalized Communities

Navajo Times

May 14, 2020

Utah man launches effort to help Diné

Canyon Country Zephyr

August 2, 2020

San Juan's Bud Frazier brings hope and supplies to Navajo Nation

KSL TV

May 27, 2020

‘Navajo Strong’ Project Helping Get Supplies To Hundreds In the Navajo Community

San Juan Record

May 12, 2020

Navajo Strong – Empowering the citizens of the Navajo Nation with essential supplies

KUTV 2 NEWS

JUNE 29, 2020

Pay it Forward: Navajo Strong brings truckloads of supplies to the Navajo Nation

Utah State University

May 22, 2020

Aggies Lead Relief Supply Drive Efforts for Navajo Nation

FOX 13

April 22, 2020

Utah man organizing a trip to the Navajo Nation with much-needed supplies

Fighting the coronavirus in the Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation is being decimated by the coronavirus with 85 deaths and more than 2,600 confirmed cases.

“Some of the messages that I get are heartbreaking as far as what’s going on. They haven’t received any sort of help from the government, they haven’t received their stimulus, and they’ve lost their job," Bud Frazier comments. 

 
 

You Cannot See the Future with Tears in Your Eyes

The Navajo Community is home to over 173,000 Native Americans who operate under their own tribal authority.

As of May 19, 2020, the Navajo Nation has surpassed New York and New Jersey with the most infections per capita.

New Mexico Native Americans only make up 5% of the population but they make up 20% of COVID-positive patients.

Most of the burden of caring for the sick in their community falls on the fellow Navajo. Historically, the U.S. government hasn’t helped much, breaking dozens of promises with Native American tribes for centuries, dating far past Johnson v. M’Intosh in 1823.

The Navajo Community is larger than West Virginia, but its population of about 300,000 has access to only about 20 intensive care unit beds.

An estimated 30% of people who live on the Navajo reservations do not have access to running water, and turn to outdoor pumps to get their supply. It makes it that much more difficult to fulfill the constant hand washing necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NavajoStrong's Featured Diné Artist

Pete Sands was born and raised on the Navajo-Indian reservation in southern Utah. Even from an early age he had a calling with music. He began performing solo acoustic sets in coffee houses, corner stores, bars, and open mics. Getting broke in on them old dirt floor honky tonks. After a few years on the road Sands decided he had enough material to record his first EP under the direction of his soon to be guitarist Chris Aguilar.

 

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Yáʼátʼééh! Shí éí Bud Frazier yíníshyé’. 


Tł’ízí łání nishłį́. Hooghan łání báshíshchíín.

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Email: info@navajostrong.com | Phone: (435) 485-8449

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