The Navajo Nation being geographically vast, getting assistance to people can be arduous, and at times they can be overlooked. Melissa’s goal is to get to those homes that are missed, off the grid, and have no transportation. Sometimes her deliveries will be the first support they are receiving.
On a typical day, Melissa begins with general office duties; she then checks in at the Tuba City Fairgrounds with the Strike Team; determines what areas they will deliver supplies to, load supplies, and they head out. Melissa says most of the day is spent driving miles of sometimes unforgiving dirt roads to reach homes where people have not yet received food or water. It is an excellent accomplishment once the food is delivered to these areas.