Helping Hard Rock June Update

Our HHR driving team delivered a load to the Hard Rock Chapter last Thursday, June 3. We took the church van and a mini van packed full of supplies! For this drop off, we brought a lot of non-perishable food items, medical supplies, and clothing items, among other things. We also brought lunch for the Hard Rock staff for the first time, and was able to eat with a few of their staff members. One of the team leads shared with us that businesses are starting to open up, although a nightly curfew still remains. We plan to continue to bring lunch for the Hard Rock staff each trip from now on to to allow us to spend some time with the team up there as we build relationship between Vineyard Gilbert and the people on the Navajo Nation.

For our next trip, we will focus on doing a school supply drive, as the timing of our next trip will likely fall around the start of the next school year. Needed items include:

  • backpacks
  • notebooks
  • paper
  • pencils with erasers
  • pencil sharpeners
  • markers/crayons/coloring pencils
  • staplers
  • rulers
  • calculators
  • dry erase lapboards and dry erase markers
  • rulers
  • glue sticks or bottles

We are also still accepting all essential items we have in the past. This list includes:
  • Water (many isolated places need to import their water)
  • Any Medical Supplies
  • Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.)
  • PPE (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)
  • New or gently used children’s clothing and shoes

Drop off any donated supplies at Vineyard Gilbert on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am-1pm, or Sunday mornings from 8:30am-1pm. If you would like to donate money towards lunch for the Hard Rock staff, or towards other supplies, click on this link:

Thank you for your support, as you continue to join us in prayer as well!

***Interesting Fact***
The Navajo refer to themselves as Diné which means “The People” or “Children of the Holy People” in their language. The Navajo Language, also known as Diné Bizaad, is spoken by approximately 175,000 people, located mostly in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. It is a tonal language, like the languages of East Asia, meaning that a word can be altered even while having the same phonemes, just by changing the tone of one of the sounds.