Phoenix Indian Center seeks donations for hard-hit Navajo nation

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Phoenix Indian Center is hoping to fill a semi-truck with essential supplies for the Navajo Nation. Photo:

The Phoenix Indian Center is collecting donations of much-needed supplies to deliver to the Navajo Nation, the third-highest coronavirus-affected area in the United States.

Acceptable donations include baby essentials, toiletries, bottled water and non-perishable food items, PPE items (masks, head and shoe covers), and other medical supplies like non-latex gloves and disinfectant sprays or wipes. Find a complete list of required items here.

With 2,654 reported cases of COVID-19 and 85 deaths, “the Navajo Nation is in crisis, and they need our help,” said Patricia Hibbeler, CEO of the Phoenix Indian Center, in a statement. “The suffering in Indian Country is just heartbreaking, and we urge anyone who can to please donate.”

The Navajo Nation is the largest tribal reservation in the United States, spanning Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.

Those wishing to contribute can drop off donations at the Phoenix Indian Center, 4520 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012, on one of the following dates and times:

  • Friday, May 8: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 9: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, May 11: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 12: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 13: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 14: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

You can also give online at All items and monetary donations will go directly toward helping the Navajo Nation.

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