We received a phone call from the Village of Shungopavi in Hopi, Second Mesa, Arizona, asking for help. The Hopi people who live here have zero access to water at the moment. The pump for the water is broken for the whole community and they are being told it will take a minimum of 5 days to repair it. They need to purchase water to supply the 300 homes with water to drink and cook with.
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We have been asked to help supply emergency water for the people in need. There are other organizations who are also pitching in to help supply water, but it is not enough. (Plus the replacement pump cost.)
If the crisis goes on for more than 5 days, they will need even more help for drinking and cooking. (Update: they need to supply water to the residents for possibly up to 3 weeks. Read updates for more details.)
Also, they need funding to pay for the pump replacement and any added expenses to repair the system. Projected initial costs to fix the pump is a minimum of $10,000. They will be keeping us informed of needs as this crisis unfolds.
For the moment, we are asking you to help with the initial crisis to purchase water for the community. Plus the cost of repair and replacement of the water pump that supplies water to the entire community. (This is not related to the Hopi arsenic issue.)
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Thank you for helping the Hopi people through this crisis.
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