Light Up Navajo! means Bright Lights for more Navajo Families
An innovating and pioneering partnership is well underway on the Navajo Nation.
It’s called Light Up Navajo! – and it’s about to positively change the lives
of hundreds of Navajo families.
Imagine life without electricity. Without television, without
computers, tablets or cell phones. Picture life where refrigerators
and don’t exist because there is no electric power. For approximately
15,000 families on the Navajo Nation this is reality.
Even today, within their lifetime, a Navajo family may not experience
or enjoy the full benefits that electricity offers. Therefore – the work
to connect electricity to families living in rural areas is great but
funding is limited. To connect all homes is a daunting goal to meeting
this goal requires solutions. Light Up Navajo! is one such solution.
Partnerships for People
NTUA is partnering with the American Public Power Association to bring electricity to homes and families without power. Twenty-five public power utilities from communities and cities throughout the United States have signed up for #LightUpNavajo. The electric utility crews will travel to the Navajo Nation to build powerlines and connect homes to the electric grid – homes that have been without electricity for year. The project begins in early April and ends in mid-May. We know these partnerships will improve the standard of life for Navajo families who will be connected to the electric grid for the very first time. The hope is that LIGHT UP NAVAJO will serve as a successful model for continued efforts to turn on the lights for all Navajo homes that hope to connect to the grid. Furthermore, the American Public Power Association has provided grant funding for the study, education and meetings related to the Light Up Navajo! Initiative.
How you can help
We have set up a tax deductible donation process for this worthwhile project. The donations will be used to purchase electric connection materials and supplies, including offsetting the hotel accommodation costs for visiting utility crews. Click the links to the donations pages, including a GO-FUND-ME page. We thank you for your consideration.
Rochelle Municipal Utilities - Illinois
Grand River Dam Authority - Oklahoma
Heber City, Utah
Piqua Power Systems – Ohio
Farmington Electric – New Mexico
Boylston – Ohio
Painesville – Ohio
City of Wadsworth, Massachusetts
Salt River Project – Arizona
Sacramento Municipal Utility District – California
GEUS – Texas
Conway Corporation – Arkansas
Murray City, Utah
City of St. George – Utah
Santa Clara, Utah
Washington City Power – Utah
Public Service Company of New Mexico
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