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Weatherization and Home Safety Story

Deserving Elders across the Navajo Nation have warmer houses this winter thanks to CIN’s Weatherization and Home Safety service.  One year, a project in Kaibeto, Arizona mobilized dozens of dedicated and skilled volunteers. During an intense week of work up on roofs and down in the dirt these volunteers fixed roofs, windows, siding and safety features for a number of houses. Many of the volunteer workers had professional building skills, so the repairs were solid and long-lasting.

Volunteers fixed a badly leaking roof on the octagon house of Romeo and Bernice Franklin. The Franklins, who are elderly and both are hard of hearing, also got a new concrete pad by their front door to help them get in and out of their house safely. Other volunteers replaced substandard roof tiles and a rear door on the house of Ray and Lillie Tsinnijinne, and built a concrete ramp to the front door of Lille Begay's home.

At the end of this intense week, volunteers were given incentive items provided by CIN. Incentives included desperately needed items such as shoes, work jackets and coveralls, personal care items, diapers and toys for children. For these volunteer workers and the Elders they helped, CIN’s Weatherization and Home Safety service is a win-win situation.

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