Sacred Wind Communications is a fledgling phone co.whose territory is mostly in nw New Mexico & mostly on Navajo lands. This tribal land is rugged, rural & inhabitated by a proud, creative people who have been forgotten, to a great extent, by the majority society in America. Over 40% of Navajo people on tribal lands are below poverty level; they have a higher incident of diabetes, depression,and unemployment rates than elsewhere in the USA. Many of the Navajo on the reservation do not have electricity, indoor plumbing, or heat (other than wood or coal).
We want to have a positive impact on the Navajo; we will bring communication services to this area that, in many instances, has never had phone service before. Without phones or Internet access,the Navajo people can't call 911, can't get on computers to search for jobs, their children can't research homework assignments this is a people at a great disadvantage compared to the rest of America. We want to change this for these people. SWC, also, arranges food drives to the reservation (especially during winter storms where the dirt roads become impassable), makes scholarship $ available to Navajo students who are needy and are pursuing higher education, & donates money to numerous Navajo community events. The relationship we have forged with the Navajo is one that we are privileged to be part of, We have, in fact, been honored to participate in several Blessing Way Ceremonies celebrating our bond to the Navajo people. Our website is www.sacredwindcommunications.com
WE NEED YOUR VOTE!!
Sacred Wind is one of 3 finalists in an American Express contest called "Shine a Light" in which new, small companies that help communities can win marketing advice from American Express and a cash award of $50,000. We plan (if AMEX will allow) to donate some of the cash award to scholarships for deserving Navajo children.
If you believe in what we are doing to help the Navajo people, please help us by voting for Sacred Wind on American Express's "Shine a Light" website. It'll take you 5 minutes, but you will be helping us to help change the world. To view our Shine a Light entry, please go to the link below: