Native Renewables is focusing a significant area of our operations on bringing power and security to elders in Navajo and Hopi communities as we work to support those in immediate need given the global pandemic. We have a goal of reaching at least 15,000 homes in Navajo and Hopi nations, and an estimated 14%+ of our population is elders.
We are raising funds to get Navajo and Hopi elders and families solar ready by funding the electrical wiring of their home. The average cost per home to provide electrical wiring is $1400.
We have three suggested levels of giving to support our efforts in 2022.
- Help get families closer to home wiring. A $100 donation helps subsidize the cost of an initial site visit.
- Give extra support by helping families secure refrigeration. A $600 donation provides a 50% funding support to purchase solar powered refrigeration. Our goal is to raise enough funds to help 5 families in 2022.
“I’m grateful to my great-grandparents for their bold action to hide my grandmother. Her wisdom and knowledge of our ceremonies and language has kept us rooted to Mother Earth. She is 95 years old and is a national treasure. Thousands of elders like her are at high risk for this virus, and we are keeping her out of harm’s way by staying home and wearing masks when we have to go out for food … We honor our elders and believe all life is sacred.”
— Wahleah Johns