Saving Navajo Lives 1 Mask at a Time

Covid-19 is spreading rapidly throughout the Navajo Nation.  Can you please help us provide masks?

I have made many Navajo friends during my 18 years of volunteer work on the Reservation. My heart goes out to all of them as they struggle with this virus. As of Friday (5/1/2020),  the Navajo reservation in McKinley county had 1,027 confirmed cases and 19 deaths.  This single county comprises about a third of New Mexico's total cases and sadly, the infection rate shows no signs of flattening. The Navajo Department of Health put an emergency order in place effective immediately that all Navajos must wear protective masks when in public to help prevent the spread.  I would like to help them and invite you to join me.

If you have extra masks, please send them to: Celena Kahn-Hunter / Teresa Allen, St. Bonaventure Administration, 25 W. Navarre Blvd, Thoreau, NM 87323.

If you don't have masks to donate, please consider a monetary donation.  Your donation will be used to purchase the fabric, elastic and thread necessary to make the masks. St. Bonaventure employees and community members will be making the masks and distributing them  at no cost along with food and water. 

I’ve never even thought about starting a Go Fund Me page, but I can’t think of a better reason. As Mother Teresa said “I alone cannot change the world. But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to message me. Thanks for any help you're able to offer. 


More information about St Bonaventure Indian Mission & School: St. Bonaventure Indian Mission is a catholic organization located in Thoreau, NM. Our organization helps families or individuals in need. Visit our website for more info,


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Teresa Allen 
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