Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly joined the Shiprock community today with handing out bags of food donated through Mercury One’s Restoring the Love through Food Service.
“I have and will continue to support projects that provide food to our people. I am proud that Shiprock is apart of the selected cities to receive donations of food.” President Shelly said.Shiprock was selected to be one of the twelve cities to receive a tractor-trailer of food and disburse to the community. Other cities included New York, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas and New Orleans.
“Conditions on the Navajo Nation can sometimes be tough. We come from a strong culture and strong people but sometimes, we need help. I am proud to stand here today and say thank you to Mercury One for donating food,” President Shelly stated.
“We are thankful our Navajo Nation President is with us today. He is a big supporter of feeding the people and taking care of the Navajo people.” Pastor Robert Tso of Victory Life Church, sponsor of the event, said to a crowd of more than 200 people in line to receive food.
“We talk about unity and this is unity at its best. Coming together to serve and feed people.” Shelly stated.
Food donations came from Mercury One’s online website where donors could donate money or shop for virtual food to be given. Walk up donations were also accepted.
Mercury One, a charity launched by Glenn Beck, promotes three areas to inspire, mobilize and organize individuals; restoration, faith and entrepreneurship. Operation Blessing supplied trucks to deliver food.