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I take it for granted... when I am hungry I go get food from the kitchen, from the store, from a restaurant. Oh, I've had to make choices... there were times when it was peanut butter or ramen noodles but that was back in college. Since then I've never been hungry really, well, ever.

Meanwhile, there are people on Native American reservations going hungry every day. For example on the Cheyenne River Reservation:

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...

Would you help these people eat if you could?

You can - they are in the process of setting up a Food Bank, a food pantry to help supplement the diets of the neediest members of the tribe. It is to be called the Okaciyap (We Help) Food Pantry. They already have had a building donated but they need to pay to have it moved and installed on its foundation to really get going.

Would you consider making a DONATION to help Okiciyap get started?

Note: this is a Chip-in donation site and is flash powered. Those of us on iPads will not be able to donate until we get to flash enabled computer.

Georgia Little Shield, Board President of Okiciyap is making this appeal to the Daily Kos community because of the help Daily Kos has given Native American causes in the past.

Winter is coming and the need is urgent.  Okiciyap has 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


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


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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