Empower 500 Navajo Families Without Electricity

by Elephant Energy
Oct 25, 2011

Thank You for Eagle Energy's Bonus Day Success

Navajo Women with Solar-Powered Lights
Navajo Women with Solar-Powered Lights

The Eagle Energy team is just back from a trip to the Navajo Nation and we wanted to thank you for participating in our successful GlobalGiving Bonus Day fundraiser.  It was an amazing experience checking the GlobalGiving website throughout the day as we drove from Denver, Colorado to Haystack, New Mexico, watching support for Eagle Energy’s work grow with every mile.  While we didn't win an extra bonus, we raised over $4,000 to push our Eagle Energy project forward from 60+ donors.  This is a huge accomplishment in only 24 hours.  With this experience, we will win the next one!

I also wanted to give you a quick report about our trip to Navajoland.  On this trip, we stayed in the Hogan of our local facilitators Melton and Theresa Martinez (and the rest of the Martinez family) in Haystack, New Mexico.  We met with officials in the office of the President and Navajo Nation Council in Window Rock, Arizona to discuss ways to expand our efforts across the Navajo Nation, and worked with Dine CARE, our partner organization, to plan new outreach efforts.  We also delivered solar-powered lights to local schools, which will allow students without electricity to check out a book AND a light from their school library.  Finally, we conducted a focus group with Navajo women to discuss the best way to involve women in Eagle Energy’s work.  With your help, all of this good work will continue.

Thanks again for your support.  We will be in touch as we expand our reach throughout the Navajo Nation.

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Solar Light Shop Display



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Elephant Energy

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.elephantenergy.org
Elephant Energy
Project Leader:
Katie Murphy
Executive Director
Denver, CO United States

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