Wendi Lewis is the Executive Director for Hopi Relief. She is from the village of Kykotsmovi on the Hopi reservation. Special thank you to First Nations Development Institute and Melvin Consulting for their guidance and support in the creation of this video. Askwali.
Trip to Hopi - Filmed and Edited by Waylon Pahona
To uphold the act of 'coming together to help one another' by creating pathways to connections and services for the Hopi people.
A brother and sister duo, saw the need for a campaign that focuses solely on Hopi. As a result, they reached out and built relationships with various organizations, food distributors and volunteers to begin addressing the immediate needs of our Hopi People.
We are grateful for our 20+ volunteer network!
"We have two grandchildren we are taking care of. The food and other supplies are very helpful and needed. Thank you so much for the donations. We pray that your organization gets back more in return." - Louis
“Donations from Hopi Relief have helped my village members out tremendously with food and other essential supplies. The food is always good quality and healthy. The long distance they have to travel to deliver the food says a lot about their commitment to helping the Hopi People. Asquali to Hopi Relief and their volunteers.” - Beatrice
“I really appreciate the assistance. The Hopi Relief organization has helped families such as mine in a time of need. I had to make some changes financially due to the Covid pandemic and the assistance received has been a relief. I thank the organization and volunteers who make this possible for the Hopi people. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Asquali!” - Rose
“Found our household having to make budget changes to meet financial needs and all around adjustments to transition through COVID-19 and Tribal Declarations. Receiving support through Hopi Relief has been appreciated as we are having to limit shopping trips.” - Joe
Upper Village of Moenkopi
Hopi Relief is currently partnering with the Hopi Credit Association to develop long term small business support services for the Hopi people. There is no organization on the Hopi reservation that provides these types of services. During the COVID-19 Pandemic our small business owners and entrepreneurs were severely impacted and lacked education and support on how to conduct business with many restrictions in place. It is our goal to help bring awareness in this area of need.