Southwest United States
About the Organization: Americans for Native Americans works to improve the quality of life of Native Americans by providing essential goods and programs that foster self-reliance and mutual understanding. With many lacking basic necessities, the living conditions on Native American reservations can be shocking to those not familiar with reservation life. Native Americans deal with frightening statistics every day, struggling with rampant poverty, homelessness, sub-standard housing without water, heat, or electricity, extremely high unemployment, and very low graduation rates. Visit the ANA website
DPC Engagement: Our congregation has supported the work of this organization in a number of ways, including the Zuni Eyeglass program, the backpack food program through the Community Pantry, and the Children Clothing and Shoes program. In addition, the congregation provided funds to build the Hope Garden at the Pantry in 2012.