Prescott Frontier Rotary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Covids Most Dangerous Place on Earth
June 3, 2020, Prescott, Arizona – Just five hours north of Prescott, AZ, the Navajo Nation is suffering. Representing 3% of the state’s population, the Navajo people represent 25% of the Novel Coronavirus cases, and the death toll is rising. The problem is compounded by the remote access with 15,000 homes without electricity, 30% have no running water, all without access to a 9-1-1 safety system? Access to cleaning supplies and non-perishable food has come to the forefront this week. Prescott residents are collection supplies and heading north to help!
The needs of the Nation are almost beyond belief! Prescott Frontier Rotary has stepped up to collect non-perishable food and cleaning supplies this weekend, 9 to 5 Friday through Sunday, June 5-7. “Prescott has always been a peaceful place known for retirement and recovery, and we want to share some of that with the Navajo Nation, ” says Mary Fusinski, 2020 club president.
Watters Garden Center will have a large cargo van provided by U-Haul in front of the store all weekend with Rotary members available to help collect food and cleaning supplies. Monday morning, a club caravan heads north to deliver these life-saving supplies. Please help!
The needs are high for all non-perishable canned items like vegetables, meat, and fish, soup, peanut butter, and jelly. Dry goods like pasta, beans, rice, and cereals are also much needed right away. Any cleaning supplies like liquid bleach, bleach wipes, Lysol spray and wipes (or something similar), antibacterial soap, paper towels, and toilet paper.
“For those that don’t want to shop, we are also accepting donations through our Foundation,” says Mike Payson, Rotary Community Projects Manager. “Make checks out to Prescott Frontier Rotary club, through our solid connections, we’ll do all the shopping for you, but we need your help.” Checks can be mailed to Prescott Frontier Rotary, PO Box 1903, Prescott, AZ 86302 for a tax credit, with the club matching the first $500 of donations dollar-for-dollar.
Drive-by drop off point has been established at fellow Rotary member location at Watters Garden Center. “It will be obvious when you drive into the parking lot. Look for the large van, larger Rotary banner, with local club members lending a helping hand all weekend,” says Mike Payson, club service director.
When: June 5-7, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 to 5 pm.
Where: Watters Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Rd., Prescott