Doug's Oglala Lakota Sioux Home Repair Fundraiser
Organized by: Douglas Cameron
In July, I will be traveling to the Pine Ridge Reservation with a group of loving and caring individuals that will be performing housing and roofing repairs and construction in order to help these people survive the harsh South Dakota winters.
This group has been doing this for 18 years, and we each pay our own way to South Dakota, and we are each responsible for raising all the money for the materials for our projects.
Please help support our cause with a small donation. Give up your Starbucks for a day or two and change some lives!
Pine Ridge is the eighth-largest reservation in the United States and it is the poorest. The population of Pine Ridge suffer health conditions, including high mortality rates, depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, malnutrition and diabetes, among others. Reservation access to health care is limited compared to urban areas, and it is not sufficient. Unemployment on the reservation hovers between 80% and 85%, and 49% of the population live below the federal poverty level. Many of the families have no electricity, telephone, running water, or sewage systems; and many use wood stoves to heat their homes, depleting limited wood resources. Many of them live in housing that would be considered substandard in a third-world country.
How can we let this happen in the most prosperous nation in the history of our planet?