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RIDE FOR LIGHTS: Help Crow Creek Reservation This Winter

Society & Culture  (tags: American Indians, Native Americans, Charity, Philanthropy, society, culture, americans, ethics )

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Right now people are forced to live without power in sub-zero temperatures on the Crow Creek Reservation. We want you to be the first to join our RIDE FOR LIGHTS as we announce the launch of this critical campaign. From December 13th-26th, I will ...

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kat y (400)
Monday December 7, 2009, 4:50 am


kat y (400)
Monday December 7, 2009, 4:51 am
Right now people are forced to live without power in sub-zero temperatures on the Crow Creek Reservation. We want you to be the first to join our RIDE FOR LIGHTS as we announce the launch of this critical campaign.
From December 13th-26th, I will participate in the "Mankato Ride" alongside leaders of the Crow Creek Community to honor those 38 who were killed on Dec 26, 1862 in Mankato MN. ride alongside others to raise awareness and establish a fund for those who are challenged with outrageous electricity bills. We will be raising pledges for every mile of the ride.
The ride is 235 miles, we need your help to get pledges for every mile we ride to restore the rights - and lights - of the people of Crow Creek. Pledge $1 per mile, $5 per mile...anything you can do can help restore hope and light the future for the Crow Creek Community.
We report our progress with frequently updated video as well as a LIVE look into our activities in the field via So you can now see for yourself how your contribution impact lives in real-time!
See How Your Contribution Directly Helps Those In Need
Can you imagine that for less than the cost of a fast food meal every month, you could be helping a family get food, clothing and shelter - and watch it unfold before your very eyes?
That is what separates CAN-DO from other charitable organizations.
We use the power of video and latest technology to show caring contributors like yourself step-by-step how your valuable donation - no matter how big or small - is making a real difference for those who are victims of disaster or circumstances beyond their control!
Take action now to make a huge difference for the community of Crow Creek as they approach a frigid winter.

kat y (400)
Monday December 7, 2009, 5:09 am



Carole Sarcinello (338)
Monday December 7, 2009, 5:16 am

Gladly donated . . . and encourage others to do the same, and promote this most worthy cause.

Thanks, Kat!

Barbara K (60)
Monday December 7, 2009, 5:42 am
Thanks, my friend, happy to send a check; copied address. Maybe it's time to shame the Senators of these areas. I know that some Senators, like Sen. Durbin, gives many speeches trying to make things better on Reservations. Yes, I watch the Senate daily.

BernadetteP P (72)
Monday December 7, 2009, 6:23 am
might dondte ot this one

chris b (2474)
Monday December 7, 2009, 10:26 am
The richest country on earth materially speaking permits the greatest poverty amongst it's poorest whom it has opressed since it's creation by the god dollar! In propagating it's material wealth at the expense of the poor it has impoverished it's own spirit and discarded it's morality! The eye of the needle will never be large enought to permit the greedy worshippers at dolllar's altar to pass through it let alone find a path through the impoverished, tormented and exploited souls of those who have gone before them, both human and animal as they await the day of judgement! They would do well to remember the saying"It is more Blessed to Give than to Receive"! Have not the government and big business Received enough already! It is time for them to give to the poor and make some amends for the oppression and suppression of a noble people over the years!

Tierney G (381)
Monday December 7, 2009, 10:32 am
Donation made. Thank you Kat
No one should have to live this way!

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Monday December 7, 2009, 10:33 am

Thanks for expressing my own thoughts better than I could, Chris (mainly out of fear for my own anger).

Yes, it's a travesty that the very people here, who are also victims of the elite few in power, and who are, themselves, concerned for the financial welfare and "iffy" employment future for their own families, are the ones with the least amount available to give -- and yet, will be those who will dig down into their pockets to help!

I'd say that "they" (the elites and the government that represents/protects them and their interests) should be ashamed . . . but shame appears to be a value only respected by the quickly-disappearing middle, and the disproportionate lower classes.

Janine Boguslawski (95)
Monday December 7, 2009, 11:06 am
Donate These people need you money. You have War Vetrans living in SQUALOR! Its a disgrace this country lets this happen!

Janine Boguslawski (95)
Monday December 7, 2009, 11:17 am
The fact that these men fought for THEIR COUNTRY MEANS ALOT.They are in their senior years! They should have better!

Shari G (27)
Monday December 7, 2009, 12:17 pm
I tried to donate online but the my address field was weird and it would't take my info. Am sending a check. If only the tribe could build their wind farm!! If I add any more to this comment it will probably be flagged as inappropriate as the whole situation at Crow Creek pisses me off.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday December 7, 2009, 12:55 pm
Thanks Kat

Brigid C (118)
Monday December 7, 2009, 1:20 pm
Yes these people do deserve better, if I had income they would get some of my money..

. (0)
Monday December 7, 2009, 3:03 pm
A must see, and a real eye opener, thanks Kat, I will donate.

Karen S (106)
Monday December 7, 2009, 3:56 pm
Thanks Kat. It is outrageous that this basic need is being denied. I'm sending my donation by mail.

Corey N. (0)
Monday December 7, 2009, 5:37 pm
thanks, i'll check it out

Monday December 7, 2009, 8:09 pm
Thank you for posting. Noted.

Oh how I wish we could donate something...........What an appalling and outrageous situation. The natives deserve so much better. My heart really boes out to them... We had our gas turned off last week. Fortunately a miracle brought in a little money to pay part of the bill and it was turned back on.,It's been really cold here, so I found out what it's like to have no heat or hot water. Not nearly as cold as Crow Creek Reservation and we were miserable. I can't even imagine the horror these prvious people are faced with. It just breaks my heart. I'm ging to bookmark athis story and if by some miracle we get a little extra money, I'll send a donation.............

IE Ries (237)
Tuesday December 8, 2009, 9:47 am

The ride is a great fundraiser and awareness concept, I hope it brings in revenue! It's just a shame that the folks in that community have to do things like this to support their daily living needs. It's quite unacceptable, they should have regular services and infrastructure like every other community that wants it (I know there are some that don't and that's OK, too, if they want to try self-suffciency projects).

Merry L (74)
Friday December 11, 2009, 10:05 pm
Thanks Kat. Noted and donated with pleasure.

kat y (400)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 7:39 am

Tax Amnesty for Crow Creek: PETITION!


kat y (400)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 12:05 pm


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