Water Run at Sleeping Giant Brewing Photo 1
As efforts to provide Navajo Nation residents monthly shipments of water continue (with an additional truckload arriving this month) - Can'd Aid's WATER + RESPONSE program efforts were immediately and temporarily redirected in the wake of extreme weather across Texas that left millions without access to clean water. Nearly 250,000 cans of water were sent to communities across Texas and Kentucky to assist with relief efforts.
Can'd Aid received a rocket-fueled boost when comedian Chelsea Handler funded an entire truckload of water, then celebrated her birthday skiing nearly naked and requested additional support for our Texas water efforts on social media - which created a massive people-powered surge of support. Handler's post helped Can'd Aid has raise over $18,000 from 437 donors and gain over 1,500 new followers on social media.
Another positive development in Can'd Aid's WATER + RESPONSE program comes in the form of a new partnership with canning partner Sleeping Giant Brewing - whose first run of cans was sent to Navajo Nation residents in mid-February. Between Oskar Blues Brewery and the addition of Sleeping Giant Brewing Company, Can'd Aid has doubled our ability to respond quickly with shipments of clean drinking water for communities in need.
Since our most recent project report:
Navajo Nation | Covid-19 Relief Water Shipments
- 1/21 - Navajo Nation (Sage Memorial Hospital) in Ganado, AZ | 50,400 cans
- 1/21 - Superior Unified School District in Superior, AZ | 27,600 cans
- 2/21 - Chinle Chapter House in Chinle, AZ | 36,000 cans
- 2/21 - Kayenta Fitness Center in Chinle, AZ | 16,800 cans
- (In Progress) - Navajo Nation
Texas | Extreme Weather Emergency Water Shipments
- 2/24/21 - City of Austin in AustinTX | 50,400 cans
- 2/28/21 - Houston Food Bank in HoustonTX | 50,400 cans
- 3/3/21 - Plano Food Bank in Plano, TX | 25,200 cans
- 3/3/21 - Houston Food Bank in Houston,TX | 50,400 cans
- 3/3/21 - Ben E. Keith in San Antonio,TX | 25,200 cans
Kentucky | Flooding/Water Boil Emergency Water Shipments
- 3/5/21 - Breathitt County Emergency Mgmt Agency in Jackson, KY - 48,000 cans
Thank you for supporting Can'd Aid's WATER + RESPONSE efforts!
Program + Outreach Manager
Water Run at Sleeping Giant Brewing Photo 2