CAMERON, AZ — Cameron, Arizona, needs help. The sooner the better.
“Some families are afraid to leave their homes and don't have access to food.”
That is the message from Pam Evans, founder of “walking in beauty” a non-profit organization focused on helping families in the Navajo Nation.
“They’re my family, they’re my family,” said Evans who grew up in the Navajo reservation. Evans' grandfather was a trader for about 70 years in the reservation.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen communities struggle to get the resources they need, especially across the Navajo Nation.
Evans believes it’s the community who can help to make a difference in the lives of people in need due to COVID-19.
Evans created “Walking in beauty” after seeing how COVID-19 was taking a toll on her family living in Cameron, Arizona, a place that was also special to her son.
“It’s dedicated to the Navajo code talkers that helped the United states of America, to my son that I lost, his greatest love was the Navajo people,” said Evans.
Cameron is an area located about 30 miles from Flagstaff.
Evans says she was in Cameron when she received the tragic news about her beloved son’s death, “every single day they loved me, they lifted me up, they’re my family.”
She is now worried that those who once lifted her up are being left helpless, she says the area is in great need of donations for the elderly, the sick and the disabled.
“We got a call from a Hopi lady that had the names of 12 elderly women, one in dialysis and one in a wheelchair. They haven’t been reached out to yet. A lot of them don’t speak English, they don't have cellphones to get help,” said Evans.
They are working to deliver food, medicine, water, as well as hay for livestock, all thanks to Evans co-founder, Lindsay Wilson, to the members of the community, and the organization “One Hundred Angels.”
They’re telling ABC15, there’s still plenty of items the group is looking for.
“We can definitely use more corn meal and can meats, soups, chicken, beef soups, hand sanitizer, potatoes and flour, preferably blue bird,” said Lindsay Wilson, Co Founder of Walking in Beauty.
They also need help with funds, but they say they’re faithful and regardless of the struggles, they won’t stop, not now, not ever.
“It is hard to understand in the United States that there are people this remote with so little,” said Evans.
If you would like to help Walking in Beauty, you can drop off donations during the month of June at Sips Coffee:
Sip House Old Town Sip Garage Arcadia
3617 N Goldwater Rd 3620 E Indian School Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Phoenix, AZ 85018
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