Meet Our One Spirit Volunteers
by Kristin McMillan
Have you ever wondered what sort of people volunteer for One Spirit? As an all-volunteer organization, One Spirit and the outreach we provide could not exist without the many generous and compassionate individuals who staff our programs. More than 30 people from around the world and right on Pine Ridge Reservation make up the regular staff. They and many other volunteers and approximately 800 sponsors ensure that the Food Program, Wood Program, Sponsorship Program, Allen House, Okini List, administration, and special programs all work as smoothly as possible to better life on the rez for the Lakota people.
Starting this month, we’ll feature a One Spirit volunteer (or two!) and find out more about them and their responsibilities. For February, we want to highlight the Food Program and introduce you to two people who make this important work happen. Please meet Diane Capalario, One Spirit assistant director and Food Program Manager, and Bamm Brewer, who provides vital staffing on the rez for not only the Food Program but also the Wood Program, the Crazy Horse Ride, and the New Warrior Camp.