Home is the safest place to be right now, but what if you can’t wash your hands? It becomes a lot harder to stay safe from COVID-19. That’s what 30% of Navajo families are facing, as they are forced to leave home to haul water in this pandemic.
The Navajo Water Project is a community-managed utility alternative that brings hot and cold running water to homes without access to water or sewer lines. It’s the first system of its kind in the United States.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NWP teams have pivoted from doing their normal home water installs to more of an immediate relief effort. For the safety of their employees and the Navajo Nation residents they cannot go into residents’ homes, so they are currently installing 275 gallon “totes” outside the resident’s home.
For the 275 gallon tote, the estimated cost is $720 which includes tank + modifications (a base and spigot), water delivery costs for six months, and labor. DigDeep operates on a 100% model, which means all donations go to their water projects! Even if someone sends in a donation that only says DigDeep, that donation will be allocated to water projects.
Our St. Andrew’s Christmas Goal: 10 of the 275 gallon totes for a total of $7200.
Let’s bring water to our Navajo Brothers and Sisters for Christmas.
WAYS TO GIVE:
- Give online at sapctucson.org and choose the “Christmas Offering” Fund from the dropdown menu.
- Give by check to the Church Office or Offering Box and write “Christmas Mission Offering” in the memo line.