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Ever been hungry for more than a day? Had to choose between food and medication? Or food and rent?

Care to help some folks in that situation make their lives a little better, a little more bearable?

Of course you do! You're a progressive, a liberal! Here's your chance to make a difference today:

Donate to the Okiciyap Food Bank on the Cheyenne River Reservation today!

How bad are things on the Rez? Let Georgia Little Shield, the Board President of Okiciyap, describe the situation:

The families around our reservations are on fixed incomes of 260.00 to 460.00 per month. This is per month. The people on the reservation fight to survive each month and the winters are so brutal that this is when we would need the food pantry more then at any other time of the year.

Details on where the funding goes beneath the magic squiggle!

So why do they need money now? Because winter is coming and they have received a donation of a modular 40'x60' building they can use BUT it is 30 miles away, and they need to transport it to their location in Isabel, SD. They also need money for utilities and more food for the pantry.

Please consider making a DONATION to this worthy and tax deductable cause!

Breakdown of where the funds are going (thanks betson08):
Move of building
    Transport 30 miles: $7000.00

Building forms to set building down: $2500.00

Skirting of building and new ramp: $2500.00

$12,000.00

This will be done by a contractor that knows how to transport the building and is a professional and will set and put the building together when it gets to Isabel.

One year Electricity: $250.00 x 12 = $3000.00

One year water and Sewer: $65.00 x 12 = $780.00

One year Propane  And Tank set up: $150.00 x 12 = $1800.00

Hook up to the to Town sewer and Water pipes: $2000.00

Total
$7580.00

We are requesting a one year utility for the building and when this year is up we should be able to have fund raised and applied for grants to run the building.  We will need to get hooked into the city sewer and water so we will have this done by the city.

Total amount requested                                                                         $19,580.00

(It's rounded up to $20k as a goal because you'll note they did not include internet and telephone)

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  •  I already donated $100 (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jlms qkw, DiegoUK, aznavy, MKSinSA, betson08

    so I'm in. Anyone care to donate $5, $10, $20? It all adds up to something very worthwhile!

    If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when? Rabbi Hillel

    by AndyT on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 06:46:57 AM PDT

  •  Yes. (1+ / 0-)
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    betson08

    I know I replied to the previous post, but I want to make it easy to find the links when I have the money available.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, she rejoices at the days to come; She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

    by loggersbrat on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 08:53:56 AM PDT

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