Anyone that heard about the recent Amnesty International report on the sexual assault and rape of Native American and Alaska Native women via the NPR coverage of the issue also heard about a Native American women's shelter in South Dakota that is closing due to lack of funding.
I'm looking for volunteers to help with a fundraising effort to keep the shelter open. Contact me via comments (below) or at: email@example.com.
Want to contribute? Donate here!
The shelter is the Pretty Bird Woman House, established by Jackie Brown Otter after the kidnapping, rape and murder of her sister.
Given the impressive success of recent fundraising efforts by the dkos community for BYU students, contributing to keep this shelter open should be a viable project. Interested in helping? Here's a quick list of things that need to be done.
The list is a work in progress; as the project moves forward it will continue to be refined. But it's at least a starting point. Anyone interested in taking on one or more of these items?
Update: More information about the program is available in the comment "First Contact," below.
Update: Chipin Page is Created. Anyone know how to embed a widget in a diary?
Update: First Donation! Thanks!. I'm on the road all day today, with dubious internet access at the end of the trip. If any of you can keep moving this forward while I'm away from the 'net, it would be extremely helpful.