“Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows” Mohammed
Today’s post will be extremely short; this is not for a lack of positive things, more so a surplus of other commitments I have to attend to. With starting a new job, trying to spend time outside before the weather turns, and writing my novel with renewed vigor, the posts to come this week will probably all be quick little blurbs. Today, I wanted to follow up with all of my readers on the charities I hosted on my site since its inception in July. More specifically, I wanted to touch on the charity that is closest to my heart: the Navajo Nation relief fund.
Throughout history, it is no secret that our country has turned a blind eye to the needs of our countries true founders. The remaining members of the Native American populations, from Navajo to Pueblo to Cree, are scattered among reservations across North America. Oftentimes, these reservations have little to no access to electricity and running water. With the CDC’s stringent regulations on how to combat Covid (disinfecting surfaces, washing hands, etc.), groups like the Navajo Nation face immediate medical and community needs as a result of lack of funding and resources.
As of Septmber 8th 2020, the Navajo Nation Covid Relief fund announced a receipt of a $500,000.00 grant from the Tides Foundation to assist in their efforts. The money donated to the fund is used to help community elders, families, and individuals who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. Due to the combined efforts of the Tides Foundation, individuals, and other organizations, the Navajo Nation Covid-19 Relief Fund has surpassed its goal of $1,000,000.00. Since May 4th (when the fund was created), they have earned nearly $1.8 million dollars toward their efforts in addressing medical and community needs.
While there is still more work to do, it is wonderful to be able to say the Navajo Nation has received almost double their original requested amount in less than 6 months. Through small monetary donations contributed by hundreds of thousands of people, the Navajo Nation will no doubt feel the positive effects of people’s desire to help our brothers and sisters in need. I focus a lot on this site on finding joy in the small things that keep us going everyday. But sometimes, its something big like this that can really inspire hope for a better, brighter future.
Are there any large charities you support that you would like to share with us? Or perhaps you want to spread awareness for one that is smaller and a bit closer to home? Share them with us! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this article for others to see!
Although their goals have been reached, the Navajo Nation still needs our monetary support as Covid-19 isn’t going away anytime soon. If you’d like to access the fund raising page, access this link. If you’d like to learn more, informational resources and videos on the Navajo Nation can be accessed on their website here.