We provide Christmas food baskets and a few simple gifts for the neediest children and their families in the Eastern Navajo Nation…the families and children that Santa would not otherwise be able to visit.
Genice and David have four young children and are expecting their fifth. They do not have a permanent home and were squatting at Genice’s grandmother’s four-room house – with 14 other family members! Friction in the home escalated and now the family is living at a motel in Gallup. The motel is one of the more notorious Gallup flophouses, specializing in cheap rooms and desperate residents. Drive by any day of the week to watch children playing in the motel parking lot while adults drink themselves into oblivion behind closed doors. Genice and David are talented potters and, like many of our people, peddle their wares at Gallup stores and restaurants. When Louise met with them recently, they had no gas, no food, no prospects for appropriate housing.