Editor:

Navajo Ministries would like to thank BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal for consistently providing needed funds to non-profit organizations like ourselves for these past five years.

Through its wonderful Community Investment Fund program, BHP Billiton has helped fund hundreds of programs and projects. On Nov. 19, BHP awarded $400,000 in funds to 44 organizations throughout the region.

Despite unsure economic times, this outstanding global company has stepped to the forefront of helping to truly make a difference in its communities. Here at Navajo Ministries, BHP Billiton helped to fund our new Education and Activity Center, provided essential funds for our Four Corners Home for Children and, just this year, the company is helping us to purchase a much-needed replacement van for the transportation of the children we serve.

Again, we say "thank you" to everyone at BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal. Your partnership with schools, chapter houses, non-profit agencies, health care groups and more is building a better future for everyone in the Four Corners.

ERIC FISHER

Vice President

Navajo Ministries Inc.

Farmington