Volunteers Aid Home Renovation for Navajo Code Talker
January 5, 2016 at 5:27 am
Volunteers from APS' Native American Networking Organization helped with renovations on Dan Akee's Tuba City house. | Courtesy of Red Feather
A while back, we told you about Dan Akee, a 94-year-old Navajo Code Talker who's unable to live in his dilapidated Tuba City home. Last month, a team of volunteers from Arizona Public Service Co. spent a day making needed improvements to the home.
Red Feather, the organization heading up renovation efforts, said in a news release that the volunteers installed insulation and drywall, and taped the home's rooms for painting and finishing later.
APS also has weatherized the home, adding double-paned windows and other improvements. Red Feather is still seeking donations for further improvements, including materials to build a wheelchair ramp for the house. The ramp was designed by woodworking students at Tuba City High School, who hope to build it as well, Red Feather said.