On a recent early October day on the Reservation, snow was already in the forecast and temperatures were in the 30s. A visit to the home of an elder found him sitting near a wood stove but no fire was burning. When we asked if we could start a fire for him he handed us some clothes and suggested we use those for fuel.
The best feeling on earth was to be able to call for wood to be delivered to him quickly. As we built a fire and the heat started to warm his hands, his face creased into a beautiful smile.
Photo credit Gudrun Georges
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Last October, we told you about the generous offer made by the non-profit Everybody Solar to raise funds to make the One Spirit Allen Youth Center a solar-powered facility. Successfully getting solar power for the youth center would free up needed funds to enhance the operations of the center, raise awareness about renewable energy among the Lakota, and help enable us to continue and broaden the operations of a vital safe place for Lakota youth to prosper.
Everybody Solar raises funds to help other non-profits get solar power to save operating funds and to make another step toward trying to save our rapidly changing climate.