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South Dakota winters can be brutal, with wind chills dipping down to minus 60 to 70 Fahrenheit and temperatures falling to minus 40 to 50 below.
Hypothermia sets in when body temperature falls below 95 degrees, which doesn't take long when your home has no heat or you don't have the proper clothing.
Small children and the elderly are especially at high risk. Unfortunately deaths occur due to hypothermia, malnutrition and lack of basic human needs on the Pine Ridge reservation.
We currently have many families on our list that are in desperate need of assistance with propane or electrical heating cost.
Most of these families have small children or are elders that are disabled. Grandmothers are the main caretakers of the children.
The American Indians "Operation Warm Winter" event will provide funding for propane and electricity, which is the main source of heating and cooking for many homes on Pine Ridge. Please do not underestimate the importance of a small donation, a small contribution, which in combined with others, can make a huge impact for someone who has nothing.
As usual, please spread the word and inbox us for the name of the family you'll be helping and the phone number for Lakota Plains Propane or La Creek Electric if you can donate directly or you can make a donation to a secure PayPal account.
If you wish to ship winter clothing or such address to : OPERATION WARM WINTER C/O Mercedes Youngman 625 Old Oglala housing Oglala Sd 57764 Thank you so very much for your help Pilamayaye/Thanks TAI Staff
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