Wow. What a week of generosity. We are awed by the collective outpouring of support to aid our work. So much is happening; we want to give an update:
– Fundraising. We have raised over $40,000 since Monday’s participation of our co-founder Bleu Adams on MSNBC’s “Last Word.” These funds are being swiftly converted to purchase gowns, thermometers, gloves, masks and other priority items and to expedite their delivery to healthcare facilities in need.
– Hand sanitizer. Many individuals and organizations are rallying to support our efforts with direct donations of hand sanitizer to help minimize the spread of disease in areas where water is scarce. If you know a hand sanitizer manufacturer willing to donate, please let us know.
– Expanding focus on water. We’re launching collaborations with several organizations focused on water access and the lack of infrastructure. More to come on this soon!
– Fiscal Sponsorship. We secured 501c3 sponsorship that will allow us to accept corporate and in-kind donations, as well as apply for federal and private grants to further our work on both crisis relief and longer-term solutions. If you know of groups that may be interested in contributing, please let us know. We are also starting a process of registering our own 501c3.
– Awareness and media. Our advocacy team has been working hard to drive awareness about the impact of the pandemic on native communities in many publications, including The Economist. See the latest media updates here 🌀https://protectnativeelders.org/news
That’s it for now. That’s a lot!
Thank you for your support and trust. None of this impact would be possible without your support. Every dollar, every like, every share makes a difference.
Please help us spread the word by sharing our fundraising campaign with others, joining our FB group, liking our FB page and visiting our website.
🌀 Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProtectNativeElders
🌀 Website: https://protectnativeelders.org/
🌀 Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/protect-native-elders
In service and solidarity,
The Protect Native Elders Team