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Help sought for Havasupai tribal elders

The inaugural Havasupai Elder Angel Tree last Christmas allowed Kingman residents to give gifts to older members of the remote Grand Canyon tribe. (Courtesy)

The inaugural Havasupai Elder Angel Tree last Christmas allowed Kingman residents to give gifts to older members of the remote Grand Canyon tribe. (Courtesy)

KINGMAN - Christmas gifts are sought for the Second Annual Havasupai Elder Angel Tree sponsored by Kingman businesses Diamond Janitorial Supply and Mohave Pest Control.

"We are asking the community to once again help support the elders by taking an angel request off the tree," said City Councilwoman Erin Cochran, of Diamond Janitorial Supply.

Cochran said the gifts will be delivered Dec. 12 by helicopter. The remote Supai Village is in the Grand Canyon and is not accessible by road.  

"Some of the requests include space heaters, blankets - full and queen - sweaters, jackets, bath robes, gloves, socks and shoes," said Cochran. "Others are more specialized, such as roping rope, a few requests for saddle blankets, 5 yards of various fabrics, and a bridal saddle.

"My favorite request is a man who is asking for a size 20 men's white dress shirt, a tie, white dress shoes size 10 and white slacks size 38-30. We have over 60 requests this year. There are many items needed big and small. It is always good to throw in some Christmas goodies too, like candies and cookies."

For more information on how to give or how to help, call Cochran at (928) 692-5304 or email her at diamond.janitorial@yahoo.com.