Helping Hard Rock

Partnering with the Hard Rock Chapter in the Navajo Nation

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:
"I pray that you would feel how deep the Chosen One's great love is - a love that goes beyond our small and weak ways of thinking. This love fills us with the Great Spirit - the one who fills all things. I am praying to the Maker of Life who, by his great power working in us, can do far more than what we ask for, more than our small minds can imagine." Ephesians 3:18-20  (First Nations Version)

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Donations

Drop off items during Sunday morning worship services, or on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-1pm.
We are regularly updating our list of items needed, but essential items are things that we always take with us. These are:

  • 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)

School Supplies 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!