Providing clean water for the Hopi

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Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi
Providing clean water for the Hopi

Our Clean Water for Hopi Virtual Concert was a huge success!

A line up of 14 musicians participated and because of yur support we will be able to help 33 more families! 

 Clean Water Concert for Hopi Virtual Concert

Airline Ambassadors and Clean Water Foundation

 Protecting the Protectors of Mother Earth

The Hopi & Navajo Tribe live with a total reverence and respect for all things, and have done so since inheriting the land from their ancestors. They view their land as sacred and treat it as such, but they have encountered a monumental problem: their water has been tainted with deadly chemicals. It is time for the world to band together and protect the Hopi & Navajo, who have been protecting planet Earth for hundreds of years.

Arsenic 3, Arsenic 5, Uranium and Vanadium are all chemicals that have been found in the water supply on Hopi & Navajo land. The Arsenic levels are 2 to 4 times higher than the EPA allows as safe. Arsenic is known to cause many types of cancer including skin cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer, to name a few. Vanadium can cause vascular disease, paralysis, and can damage the entire nervous system. The two Tribe's have seen dramatic rises in diabetes and cancer in not only their elders, but the youth as well. The average lifespan of the natives who live on Hopi land is a staggering 47 years of age. Since 2017, The Hopi have been championing a new project called #NOARSENIC4HOPI that has helped raise awareness, but now it is our turn to help.

Because of your support we will be sending Reverse Osmosis filters to Hopiland for the school on First Mesa and hosting another event in Kirkland  in June. to continue the momentum.  

Many thanks for Ernest Taho of Black Mesa Trust who is overseeing implementation on the reservatiion

In his words

"I would like to say a big thank you to you all who have generously given to this project, may the creator bless you and your families with safe and healthy lives"

Kwahkw`a (Thank You),

Let's Keep on Keeping on.

Leon Packing up filters for Hopiland
Leon Packing up filters for Hopiland
Hopi First Mesa School for water units
Hopi First Mesa School for water units
Leon packing up more filters to send
Leon packing up more filters to send
Ernest Tajo - picking up the fiters
Ernest Tajo - picking up the fiters

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Thanks so much to all of you who have supported our efforts to provide clean fresh drinking water to the Hopi and Navajo Reservations! As a result of your support,we sent 16 more custom-made Reverse Osmosis and 9 uranium filters this week.
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So far we have 400 water units from Clean Water Foundation on the ground. Our goal is to go into 20,000 homes and we still have a lot of more work to do so thank you for sharing this message!. 
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Martha Childress and Randy Truby, a renowned expert on Reverse Osmosis visited Hopiland late last year and gave us his thumbs up for the incredible difference this is making for native families.Ernest Taho, who has been overseeing installation also designed Gravity Feeding water units and  Hand Washing Stations to meet the needs of families with no running water!
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Here are some words from Ernest Taho, from the field
"Since September of last year, we have continued our work efforts in giving the Hopi communities clean water. With the New Year and a new variant, it has been a task to stay covid free seeing how you do not know where people have been and who they have been in contact with as covid numbers have increased. We continue to use PPE and CDC guidelines when out in the field. The thank you, you get from the families supersedes all fears of covid for me at least. I humbly continue to say thank you for your generosity in giving to this project. On a side note, the 2008 Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Project has received some funding to start working on bringing water to the First and Second Mesa areas. The first waterline pipes were received in late March and the official work wasn't until Mid-September."
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We hope that each of you will particiate at our Concert of Clean Water on Msrch 22 -  World Water Day.  The concert is free and suggested donation is $5, but you will enjoy artists from around the world, celebrity guests and a great auction as we
Leon McLaughlin boxing filters
Leon McLaughlin boxing filters
Gravity Feed Water Filter system
Gravity Feed Water Filter system
Randy Martha and Ernest on the Resevation
Randy Martha and Ernest on the Resevation
Installation
Installation
new pipelines
new pipelines
Uranium Filter
Uranium Filter
Reverse Osmosis Installation
Reverse Osmosis Installation
Reading from R/O System
Reading from R/O System
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Ernest reporting on his efforts to deliver filters
Ernest reporting on his efforts to deliver filters

Hi All, 

Bravo to Ernest Taho who has traveled to homes throughout the Hopi and Navajo reservations to install water filters designed by Clean Water Foundation. BECAUSE OF YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT, we have over 300 filters on the reservations! 

Our team gathered in Sedona at the end of August to get an update on the situation. and it was such an honor to have 15 members of the Hopi Reservation join us! 

Many do not know that the US government has 500 abandoned uranium mines on the Hopi and Navajo Reservations, and every time it rains, toxic water fills the aquafers. 

Our team is working on a Virtual Concert to bring attention to this cause. We all prayed for clean fresh drinking water for both reservations  When the Hopi began to dance, the sky filled with clouds, and soon the heavens opened and it began to pour down rain!  It was incredible!!! 

Also in Sedona. we met Tsering Lodoe, who vowed support for the project.  He and Martha Childress of Sedona Spotlight radio show are planning to travel to the Reservations with Ernest to get more interviews about the incredible impact this project is making. 

The Hopi and the Tibetans are linked, and Loboe sees part of his mission to unite indigenous communities.  The day before the Hopi arrived, Buddhist monks blessed this amazing effort.  Amazingly as we were there it also began to pour down rain!

He is with our team in Peru right now hand delivering more clean water filters to our indigenous friends in the Andes. 

Hop[ dancers as clouds gathered in the sky~
Hop[ dancers as clouds gathered in the sky~
Butterfly Dance, as the RAIN CAME`
Butterfly Dance, as the RAIN CAME`
Some of our Virtual Concert team in Sedona
Some of our Virtual Concert team in Sedona
Lodoe receives blessing from Monks
Lodoe receives blessing from Monks
Team before leaving for Peru!
Team before leaving for Peru!

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Security check point

Greetings,

 I am honored to be here writing you this update report during these times. It's been a year since the Hopi reservation has been in lock down with security check points set up at the enterences of all 12 village to help control with stopping the spreading of the virus. The project has still been moving forward but with a very slow pace due to the villages being closed to residents only. Now that the numbers of people being tested positive has been dropping and more people are getting vaccinated, the tribe has been working on getting the reservation open with new protocols in place. I have now been able to go into some of the villages to do filter installations as well as installing the newly received Reverse Osmosis Systems that were purchased from your contributions to the project, for that I say thank you (Kwahkw`a). I would like to also mention that our project is giving support to the Village of Tewa "Zero Water" filter project to help increase life span of their filter thus increasing the amount of clean water per filter before changing, I will be the water consultant for their project. Together the NOARSENIC4HOPI Project and the Tewa Zero Water Filter Project will continue the efforts of getting clean water for the people. We have also reached out to the Navajo in the White Cone area of Arizona with a true water protector in lead by the name of Vanessa Dundon. She was given 18 counter top units to start with for her community and the surrounding communities.

Preparing to install RO unit
Preparing to install RO unit
working on installation
working on installation
Reverse Osmosis Unit
Reverse Osmosis Unit
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Ernest and Al share background
Ernest and Al share background

Hello Friends,

A team from Airline Ambassadors, the Isa Foundation & Clean Water Foundation delivered the first 21 Reverse Osmosis units as well as 100 Wellness manuals, shirts and masks for children last October as the reservation was still on lockdown, We were met by Ernest and Albert,of Hopiland in Sedona at the home of Martha Childress of the Natural Choice Network.  They gave us background on the serious problem faced by residents there and loaded up a truck to drive the filters and supplies to the reservation that evening. 

Ernest and Albert began installations for needy families and  Velleda, a teacher from the Hopi tribe distributed the shirts, masks and wellness manuals to 100 families during a turkey giveaway on Nov. 20. You can see  the story at this link https://airlineamb.org/clean-water-for-hopi/

Since that time we provided for the purchase and installation of 47 more filters which we have shipped to Sedona and they will soon be picked up to meet the pressing need! 

We will highlight this project on World Water Day on Monday, March 22, 2021 and planning a virtual fundraiser and a concert on the Hopi reservation once the lockdown is lifted

In the words of Ernest Taho of Black Mesa Trust

"I would like to say a big thank you to you all who have generously given to this project, may the creator bless you and your families with safe and healthy lives"

Kwahkw`a (Thank You),

Let's Keep on Keeping on.

Ernest shares how Reverse Osmosis works
Ernest shares how Reverse Osmosis works
with team from Isa Foundation
with team from Isa Foundation
Leon and Nancy present to Ernest
Leon and Nancy present to Ernest
Reverse Osmosis Unit up close
Reverse Osmosis Unit up close
Truck load of filters for Hopi Reservation
Truck load of filters for Hopi Reservation
T shirts for kids
T shirts for kids
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