Please Help the Elders Of Lakota-Oyate-from K Rabin
Help The Elders of the Lakota Oyate - From Keith Rabin
My friends, Mitakuye Oyasin
You would not be getting this email if you were not part of my list of friends. Fall in Colorado means numbing cold on the Pine Ridge Rez. It is again my job to bring this need to your thoughts. It is a good feeling to help in saving lives and thats what in fact I am asking you to do. With the holidays coming up and the season of giving right around the corner. Im asking you to help in supporting me supply propane, electric and firewood to the Elders of the following areas. Pine Ridge Reservation, Cheyenne River Reservation, Crow Creek Reservation, Lower Brule Reservation, Rosebud Reservation, Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation, Yankton Reservation, Flandreau Santee Reservation The least amount the propane companies will take to each customer is 100.00. Depending on the size of the family and the weather this will last about a week. Although any donation is welcome, I wanted you to have a real time feel of what we are trying to do. If you cant justify 100.00 can you help with 50.00 or 25.00. We are expecting 160 new applications from just one small area of Pine Ridge Rez this fall. How many more will come for help. On top of our existing numbers we are feeling overwhelmed and need to ask for your help. Please pass this email on if you will, please consider the first nations people in your giving this holiday season. What better gift than a warm place to live. To survive and enjoy the Creators gifts. Thank you for your consideration. If you received this and wish to be removed from my email list, please reply with remove in the subject line. But I ask you to consider this a dire emergency, other wise I would not ask. Information on the program is here, please scroll down. he-c'e-tu-yelo [so be it]
In Peace keith rabin native american landscapes,inc. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Link Center Foundation An All-Volunteer Colorado Non-Profit Organization Application for 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption Pending
(Rev.) Audrey L. Link, Founder and President
P.O. Box 2253 ~ Longmont, CO 80502-2253 Phone: 303-554-5363 Voice Mail ~ 888-220-1653 Office Email: email@example.com Website: www.LinkCenterFoundation.com
Utility and Heating Assistance Program For the Lakota Siouxan Elders, the Disabled or the Sick Who Live On the Reservations of South Dakota
8 Siouxan Reservations in South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation, Cheyenne River Reservation, Crow Creek Reservation, Lower Brule Reservation, Rosebud Reservation, Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation, Yankton Reservation, Flandreau Santee Reservation
Among the poorest indigenous people in the United States
Over 60% of the homes are severely sub-standard, many without running water or electricity
Average income on the Oglala Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation is only approximately $3500.00 per YEAR while unemployment hovers around 85% on this 2.7 million acre Reservation housing app. 40,000 people
Winter low temperatures in South Dakota average 9* F (November through February)Made worse with bitter wind-chill factors and Record Temperatures reaching -44* below 0*F (1996)
Lakota have died from hypothermia due to inability to pay for heating
The majority of funding goes to help the Elders only. However, there are those occasions when the disabled or sick are in crisis situations and critically in need of heat. Even though they may not be actual Elders, Link Center Foundation finds it cannot, and will not, turn away from them. Therefore, this project will now also include those rare and reasonable instances of severe need by those who are disabled and/or sick.
Help Us Help the Elders, the Disabled and Sick!
All applicants screened and documented Payments made directly to utility, propane, wood, or heat equipment companies Donations carefully tracked and accountable
Note: As with all Non-Profits, your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Please consult your tax advisor.
Please mark your check: "Utility and Heating Fund" Otherwise, all donations will be placed in the General Operating Fund which supports all projects of the organization.
Please send donations to: Link Center Foundation P.O. Box 2253 ~ Longmont, CO 80502-2253 or donate online @ line www.linkcenterfoundation.com
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