I am truly honored to become the newest member of the Red Feather team. The staff are dedicated and hard working in their efforts to serve the Navajo and Hopi Communities. I share the hope that someday, everyone will have a safe home of their own. In this time of the pandemic, healthy homes are even more important than ever. Housing issues are very personal to me. I have seen firsthand the tragedy of having insufficient heat and the effects of unhealthy homes on people’s lives. My professional housing experiences include working with nonprofits solely funded by donations, where efforts were great but successes small. I have worked for government entities, where funding seemed nearly unending, as did the red tape and governmental hoops to be jumped. The common thread was the desire to help, and take on the enormous task of providing for the unmet housing needs. I am excited by this opportunity to serve the Navajo and Hopi communities, and I look forward to my continuing work with Red Feather and our many wonderful volunteers and clients.
DIY Handwashing Stations: For those of you able to visit us in Flagstaff, we meet as group every other Saturday to build hand washing stations for families without running water in their homes. You can sign up here or email email@example.com
Firewood Support: Since the closure of Navajo Generating Station, coal, the primary heating fuel for many families, has been eliminated. And while efforts are under way to ensure an adequate supply of firewood is available, there is still a need for help. If you can cut and deliver firewood, please fill out a volunteer form here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be to be connected to a Navajo or Hopi family in need.
Start a Fundraiser: Red Feather has hundreds of families that have reached out to us for help with housing repairs. If you are interested in using your network to help raise money, we will send you a packet of information containing pictures of a family, their housing repairs needs, and strategies that you can use to raise funds on their behalf. Perhaps this would be a bake sale at your school or place of faith, or a presentation to a local group like Rotary in your hometown. Please contact email@example.com for more details.
Social Media and Text to Phone: We realize that many of our supporters are not regular users of social media, but would like to remind everyone that we post relevant news, stories, pictures and video to our Facebook and Instagram pages on a weekly basis. Another strategy we are deploying is sending text updates about our programs and other major announcement directly to your phone. We promise not to send more than a few messages a month, and you can opt out at any time. Our goal is to give our supporters every opportunity to stay engaged and aware of our progress.