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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.

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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 200 families in need and are still are 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.  

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. 

Navajo Strong Getting Supplies to Hundreds

Home to over 170,000 people, the Navajo Nation has been especially hard-hit by the pandemic. As of May 27th, there have been over 5,000 recorded cases and 150 deaths, recently surpassing New York to have the highest number of cases in the country.  

 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

  • 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.

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