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PO Box 3209
Rapid City SD 57709
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In September 2011, the tribal council of the Oglala Lakota passed a resolution in support of One Spirit.
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The Sponsorship program has always been an important OS program that brings assistance directly to families and elders and also promotes inter-cultural understanding and friendship. Both families and sponsors tell us frequently how much it means to them. Both seem to gain equal benefits from the program. There are about 800 sponsors in the program at this time and about 1000 children and elders on the waiting list hoping for a sponsor. The children and elders on the program have urgent needs for warm clothing, blankets, shoes, food and other basic needs.
Quotation of the week
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead
January Food Delivery
Prevent Hunger And Diet Related Disease
Lack of funds pushes back delivery date
The people of Pine Ridge are struggling with this winter's brutal cold and hunger. With all of the needs out there, it is a challenge to keep up. Yet we cannot let children go hungry or let elders be forced to burn clothes for heat.
Right now we are $2000.00 short for the January food delivery.
The delivery date has been pushed back to Saturday, January 31 and the order deadline has been extended to Friday, January 23.
Your support is saving lives. We need your continued help to ensure that no one is turned away.
Yvonne is diabetic and lost her legs. She has suffered kidney failure and has been on dialysis for about a year. Yvonne has lost so much weight since the dialysis started that she only weighs about 50 pounds. Unfortunately, her story is all too common.
The food program helps people in situations similar to Yvonne by providing fresh meat and vegetables. Not only is this vital to disease prevention, it also helps people with illness maintain their strength. If they get help in time, they can even recover.
Every month we have hundreds of families - more than 3000 people - in need of food. $65 will buy a complete box of food that will allow a family to eat for several days.
This Month's Selections:
If you have questions please contact:
Food Orders Due
Friday, January 16
Food Delivery Day
Saturday, January 24
Please email orders to:
Burning Clothes to stay warm
James and his family were burning clothes to stay warm when the One Spirit wood delivery arrived.
A husband who is disabled and his wife who is legally blind were using an oven for heat.
Grandparents who are trying to keep kids warm, elders who have no way to get wood for their stoves, and families who are trying to survive the winter cold with a space heater are all calling desperately for wood.
Lakota parents with children live here. They are in need of a wood stove and wood to be warm.
The home lacks adequate insulation and heating, yet there is no place else for the family to stay.
We are trying to keep up with the need and the Lakota are helping by lowering prices, delivering as quickly as possible and stacking wood within reach of the elderly and disabled.
You Can Help
For the next 10 days, nighttime temperatures will be well below freezing on the reservation. Your donation will go immediately to keep a family or an elder warm.
Help us keep children and elders safe and warm. Lives depend on it.