Helping Hard Rock (Helping the Navajo Nation) | April 2021

What is the Hard Rock Chapter?

The Hard Rock chapter is one of 110 chapters (local governments) that make up the Navajo Nation. It covers 78,100 acres and has 200+ households. Many of these households do not have running water or electricity. Residents have to drive long distances to get to a grocery store. Since last April, Vineyard Gilbert has been bringing up essential items to the Hard Rock chapter house, where they in turn distribute the items, prioritizing the elderly and those with high-risk medical conditions (about 30-40 people within that community). Watch an update from the chapter president, Jay, here:

School Supply Drive:

The school on the Hard Rock Chapter has been online the entire 2020-2021 school year, with the school year being extended into July. Families have expressed frustration with poor internet connection and a huge need for school supplies. We would like to focus our next load on helping those kids and families. Needed items include:
  • notebooks
  • paper
  • pencils with erasers
  • pencil sharpener
  • markers/crayons/coloring pencils
  • staplers
  • rulers
  • calculators
  • dry erase lapboards and dry erase markers
  • rulers
  • glue sticks or bottles

Clothing Drive:

We are collecting donations for new or gently-used children’s clothing and shoes, for children in child protective services. Any size is appreciated!

Essential items:

We will continue to collect other essential items as well:
  • Water (many isolated places need to import their water)
  • Any Medical Supplies
  • Paper Products – TP, Paper Towels, etc.
  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Bleach
  • Sanitizing Products
  • Lysol Sprays
  • Healthy Immune Boosting Teas
  • Vitamin C
  • Isopropyl Alcohol & Aloe Vera
  • Non-perishable Foods
  • Dog food (many of these households have sheep dogs)
Drop off items during Sunday morning worship services, or on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm.
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