Cooperative Extension Helping Out

April 29, 2020

Betsy Greene, in coordination with Trent Teegerstrom, made a special delivery from Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences and Cooperative Extension to FRTEP agent Grey Farrell on April 24th to help Tuba City, AZ first responders deal with COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation. With the third highest rate of coronavirus infection in the U.S., the Navajo Nation has been severely impacted and is in need of supplies. The donation included 50 “Informed Arizona Equestrian” thermometers and 6 boxes each of Tyvek suits and medical gloves. Grey Farrell was able to deliver the supplies directly to Tasheena Nez the Western Agency Incident Command Manager for immediate use in the community. Additional deliveries of PPE, gloves, thermometers, and water along with the “Bend the Curve” hand sanitizer have been coordinated to tribes including Navajo, Apache, Hopi, and Tohoho Oodom. More deliveries are planned.

Betsy Greene wearing face covering

Equine Specialist, Betsy Greene, displays donated gloves and "Informed Arizona Equestrian" thermometers.

Grey Farrell with tyvex suit

FRTEP Agent Grey Farrell collects donation items.