Who we are
The goal of NAER is to help Native American children and their families who are living in poverty, suffering from illnesses and hunger. Our aid programs strengthen and protect Native American communities all over the country with development and emergency aid.
Kristy Scott is Chief Executive Officer at Native American Emergency Relief. We would like to introduce Kristy to you.
FROM WHICH MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE DID YOU KNEW: THIS JOB IS MY DESTINY?
When I was on my very first trip for years ago, Peru opened my eyes. Peru showed me that we consider everything in life as self-evident. Water, electricity, nutrition. Peru changed my view on everything in life. Because what's very, very little for us, is all the most vulnerable people have. That twist in my life, makes me work hard for vulnerable kids from all over the world.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT NATIVE AMERICAN EMERGENCY RELIEF?
I am the CEO of World Emergency Relief. Native American Emergency Relief is one of the programs of World Emergency Relief. I have been involved for more than 30 years for example, as operational and program manager.
WHICH MEMORY WILL ALWAYS BE STUCKED IN YOUR HEART?
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WHEN IS YOUR JOB DONE? WHEN DO YOU FEEL SATISFIED?
This is my life. I will probably never retire. There are a lot of people on the reservations who need to be helped due to the lack of food, water or shelter. I feel a tremendous urge to always be there for people who are less fortunate. And that one little, vulnerable, needy kid, which makes my work feels like an extended motherhood, makes me to give and do everything in my nature. I will never forget the impact we have had on so many people.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY TO DONORS?
Besides being very grateful for your support, I am so proud of it. Just like me, you care about the impact that your support brings. For us, $10 means quite a little. For people who have to live for $10 a month, it means a lot. And it means even more that you care. Thank you for being there for them.