First United Methodist Church Of Los Alamos Helping Navajo Nation During COVID-19 Global Pandemic

First UMC of Los Alamos donates large water tanks to the Navajo Nation. Courtesy/FUMC

FUMC of Los Alamos News:

The people of First United Methodist Church having been putting God’s love into action by helping to provide water for the Navajo Nation.

It all started back in April, when the New Mexico Conference of the United Methodist Church put a call out for fabric masks to help the Navajo Nation. First UMC of Los Alamos, who had many members who were already making masks for many community organizations, participated in the collection more than 100 masks. In a desire and concern to help further, they continued to look for ways to help.

Peggy Goldman, a member of the church, said why stop there? Why not help provide water since water was one the necessities that was in shortage on the Navajo Nation and washing hands is one way to stop the spread of germs. This seemed like a real way to make a difference.

Now this was truly a God Thing because Peggy had learned about an organization, Paper for Water, while on retreat last year. God had planted those seeds and now was a time when they could grow.

They discovered that Paper for Water was helping the Navajo Nation during this time, along with Dig Deep by providing 275-gallon tanks for water, along with deliver of water. They knew it was important to support the funding of these tanks. So, during the month of July the church collected money to provide 19 275-gallon water tanks.

To participate, contact the church, or send a donation to First UMC, 715 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos, NM, 87544. All donations for water-tanks are tax deductible.

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