OUR AMERICAN INDIANS NEED HELP NOW

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Storm Relief – Emergency Assistance
A project of SOUTH DAKOTA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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I learned about this from Keith Oberman on MSNBC and I felt compelled to mention it on my blog this evening. As I am writing this, pills we are getting another huge snow storm. Now I am a bit worried about loosing my power. It’s coming down so heavy and the worst is expected tomorrow with winds up to 40 miles an hour. I have to say, unhealthy it’s fun, but it’s also a little scary.

The need for assistance on the Cheyenne River Reservation grows each day as the temperature continues to drop well below freezing. After suffering devastating ice-related storms over the weekend of January 22, 2010, electricity and water have been non-existent or scarce. Over 2,500 utility poles are currently on the ground in this remote, rural area. Power has been out in several communities and for thousands of residents for several days. Below zero temperatures and no electricity, heat, water or gasoline has created devastating results.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is working to porivde emergency services and meet the needs of area residents. Through the establishment of shelters with emergency power generators, the most vunerable have options, but there are thousands of residents suffering through the cold and scarcity in substandard housing.

The South Dakota Community Foundation, with a generous $25,000 dollar-for-dollar match from the Bush Foundation, is accepting donations on behalf of the Cheyenne Rive Sioux Tribe. Now is the time to step up and help South Dakotans in need. We encourage you to consider a contribution while these matching funds are available to us.

To learn more about the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and their recovery efforts please visit to see what you can do to help. Please send anything you can. Thank you.
Carole

5 Responses to “OUR AMERICAN INDIANS NEED HELP NOW”

  1. Stephanie @ Old World Primitives Says:

    Thank you for posting this, Carole. Last night was one of the few nights I’ve missed Keith’s show. I just made my donation… my heart goes out to the Cheyenne River Reservation.

    Stephanie

  2. Carole Says:

    THANK YOU! Stephanie, that’s wonderful. We really do need to remember our American indians, it’s very sad. I read there are 2500 polls down with so many without electricity and NO RADIOS! Your an angel.
    Carole

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