Many local individuals and churches collected good quality clothing, children’s items, and household items. We stored them at a local warehouse and we packed 13 pallets of items (a half semi load). The pallets were picked up by our friends from the Hutterite Colony in Gibbon Minnesota. Our Hutterite friends collected another 13 pallets of clothing and other necessities and put an entire truckload of goods together.
Early Last Sunday morning, our friend John Neisen, the head of Feeding Children International of Stewart Minnesota, drove to Gibbon with his semi, picked up the goods and delivered them to the reservation. On Sunday afternoon he dropped off half the load in Wanblee with Jerome and Theresa High Horse. Then, the next morning he dropped the rest off in Kyle at the Oyate Teca office. Rose Fraser of Oyate Teca works with youths and families in the Kyle area and they were extremely appreciative of goods they received from us.
Because of the poverty of the area and the total lack of stores in Pine Ridge, everything we shipped found a grateful and thankful home with people who are much in need. That we were able to send an entire semi load of supplies to help literally thousands of people, and that we were able to do it without spending a single dollar fills me with amazement and gratitude. Special thanks to Joel Decker of the Hutterite Colony and to John Neisen of Feeding Children International for their more than generous donation of free trucking. Additional thanks to Jerome and Theresa high Horse and Rose Fraser for their work and dedication to helping the Oglala Lakota of Pine Ridge.
We’re already collecting another truckload for the reservation. Please send me an email fi you have items to donate or would like to help our cause.
Worldwide Hunger Relief is a registered 501(c) 3 organization. All donations to WHR are 100% tax deductible as allowed by law.
An organization that helps feed hungry people, locally, nationally and internationally. We partner with organizations to conduct food packs to provide fortified meals to nourish people (primarily children) in marginalized areas.
We believe that everyone, regardless of ethnicity, religion, or government affiliation, has an equal right to food, and we provide that food to as many needy people as we possibly can. Toward this end, we believe our efforts are a small but significant instrument to bring Peace into the world.