In addition to building homes
Various studies reveal that the unemployment rate exceeds 75%. This mean there’s a lot of opportunities for sharing with those of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, however, the way we go about it is intentional.
While reading the book “When Helping Hurts,” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, it reveals that simply “giving” strips others of their dignity. For specific needs today, download our current Needs List, or call our offices for the most up-to-date needs.
When we grieve the loss of loved ones
On the Reservation, a Wake is held prior to the funeral where many mourn, and much food is consumed. ARM provides food, flowers, hugs and prayers.
For many on this Reservation, the refrigerator empties before the month ends. When appropriate, we provide food, diapers, etc.
Clothing is only distributed when a Family Fun Day is held in a particular neighborhood. At that time, we will only provide sorted, cleaned and seasonally-appropriate attire.
Baby clothing, diapers, etc. are needed year-round! One partner has assumed the blessed task of creating Baby Gift Bags for us to give to help a new mother celebrate the arrival of her baby. These bags contain new clothing, a blanket, diapers and more.
How can you help?
- We need gift cards to Wal-Mart, Safeway, Fry’s or Basha’s food stores so that they can get the supplies they need. (Or, we can shop for those without transportation and deliver it to them.)
- Diapers, formula and diaper wipes are in constant need.
- The appliance required during a particular season to create a more comfortable home is ALWAYS a need! This includes window air-conditoners in the summer time (May-October) and space heaters during the winter months (November-March.)
- Each October, the Tribe’s Wellness Center holds a “Share the Warmth” event. We love to assist with this event by providing coats, pajamas, blankets and other winter items that are in great condition for those who will have difficulty staying warm during winter months that even hold a few “snow days.”