Through your donations, FLMCC recently assisted this young family by providing space heaters. Your contributions allow us to meet emergency heating and propane needs as often as possible in this cold winter. Thank you all for your continuing support!
You made FLMCC’s 2015 Space heater drive a success.
Thanks to your support and generosity we were able to ship enough space heaters for 14 families on the Pine Ridge and Standing Rock reservations in South Dakota.
These space heaters will help keep families warm as the cold sets in and be a complement to the more usual form of heating with propane. We hope the families will be able to enjoy a less stressful winter with this supplementary form of heating.
We want to extend our particular thanks to: Debbie and Ray Hirsch, Sharon Smith, Deborah Wright, Tara Brousseau, Anne Gale, Rene Dubois III, Anniemay Parish, and also to Kim Lawrence and her kind customers at Smoke Signal Gems, for their unfailing support and encouragement, as well as our gratitude to our anonymous donors and all our social media “sharers” whose support is an integral part of making this kind of project happen.
Many respectful thanks also to Oglala Lakota elder Jean Belt, her daughter Davidica Littlespottedhorse and all the family for their much-appreciated hard work and assistance in this project.
We are also beginning to ship good warm coats and other clothes, scarves, hats, and we are getting ready to assist with propane when needed. If you would like to help, please consider contributing to our shipping and propane fund. You can do so today by simply clicking on the “Donate” button at the top of the page. Your donations are tax-deductible in the United States. If you have gently-used clothes or other household things you no longer need, see our “Get involved” page for addresses of reliable contact people who will help get these goods to those who need them, or feel free to contact us.
Thank you for your support!
FLMCC started a fundraising effort to try to provide good space heaters to the Lakota People in South Dakota.
These heaters would provide an extra source of warmth and could help better manage the use of propane for heating and also to keep the families warm between deliveries should they run out of propane.
Thanks to our kind donors, we have now got enough to buy a few heaters. But we have to wait to buy them because we need to ensure the shipping funds – and the heaters are heavy and hard to combine in boxes for some. The math is simple: Insufficient shipping funds = no shipments possible = no heaters.
We need to get in at LEAST $500 to be sure to be able to ship heaters where needed before the cold sets in.