Defend Our Community - Leupp Elder Care Packages

Ya'at'eeh shi'ke. Defend Our Community is a group that was developed by Leupp, Arizona community member Monica Harvey. Monica is a employee at Sam's Club in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has seen first hand the development and outcome of the panic buying due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Families and elders that live on the Navajo Reservation travel hours and miles to near by boarder towns in hopes of purchasing essential supplies, food, and water. Our group was blessed when another community member Emmy Slowtalker and her family joined the team. Monica parents, Eleanor and Henry Monroe, have also supported and volunteered their time to help us in our efforts. In May 2020, the Community of Leupp was not consider a hotspot on the reservation. Now... Leupp is among the 77 hotspot communities on the Navajo reservation. Our group does not set up distribution sites. Instead we deliver care packages to the homes following the CDC guidelines. With this process, we are able to see first hand and assess the living conditions that our elders are in. This also keeps the elders safe at home. We've been working in harsh conditions and long days to gather, sanitize, sort, and deliver essential items and food to elders ages 70+ during the COVID-19 pandemic. We drive miles on harsh dirt roads, through canyons, and endured hot and cold windy days. We are asking for your help in efforts to help educate, inform, and provide essential items to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among not only our elders but our community. Funds will be going towards purchase of essential items such as toilet paper, paper towels, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, hand soap, face masks, gloves, water, non-perishable food items and equipment needed to complete our mission. With your help, we will be able to continue providing much needed assistance to help keep elders safe. Please! PLEASE! Stay home and keep everyone safe and healthy. Ahéhee'❤
***Defend Our Community has submitted and is currently pending on the application for the 501c3***
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Anna Culbertson 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Jennifer Dudley 
    • $10 
    • 3 mos
  • PERRY RICE 
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
  • Natalie Hite 
    • $75 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Monica Harvey 
Organizer
Leupp, AZ
Ryan Lee 
Beneficiary
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