The Yazzie Monument Valley Project
Organized by: Chad Haffa
EVENT DATE Nov 05, 2016
This past May, I visited Monument Valley and met with the Matriarch of Monument Valley, Effie Yazzie to discuss the possibility of bringing a trail running event to her land within Monument Valley. While I was there it was really like stepping back in time. The Navajo Indians within Monument Valley have no running water in their basic shelters. No running water means no showers and no flushing the toilet. Think about that. I can't imagine having to go without running water. Many of the shelters have no power as well. This means no cold storage. no refrigerator, no air conditioning and no light to turn on when it gets dark.
Since my visit, I have talked with representatives of Arizona State University and Water Missions International about changing the living conditions and lives of the Navajo Indians within the boundaries of Monument Valley. Arizona State University is working on a plan to provide solar power to all the residents within Monument Valley and Water Missions International is interested in building sanitary latrines for the residents as well! Let's change the sanitary conditions in which they go to the bathroom!
So what is the purpose of this page then? This page has been created to help off-set the costs of these projects and to donate additional funds to the community hospital and school.
With your help, we can change the daily lives of so many worthy people. Please donate to this cause. ANY AMOUNT will help and is greatly appreciated. Thank you.