Ginger Sykes Torres gained early notoriety in her life as a champion hoop dancer, at a time when it was a man’s event. But weeks ago when she heard that her homeland in the Navajo Nation was ranked the highest in the U.S. for COVID-19 cases in the country; and that healthcare professionals and first responders had no personal protective equipment to protect them, her family gathered to create homemade face masks.
She is a woman who gets things done. That simple effort grew to gathering donations of hand sanitizer, face makes and other vital supplies, shipped up to the Nation by the van-load and then the truckload. Listen to her story on this broadcast, and if you’re moved to help consider looking up the Go Fund Me Site at https://tinyurl.com/y7b73tzl
Original air date May 20, 2020.