This morning as I was chatting with Christina (Rabbitrescuer and RaeknitsnWa or Rae), we saw a link for a member of The Lakota Tribe out of Dakota, this man is a Veteran and he lives on $17 a month out in the middle of nowhere literally. No heat/water except for what he provides himself. I am a member of The Yurok Tribe out of northern California, my mom lives there with her husband. They do not have electricity or running water either but it is not as bad as the man in the article. The Reservation is not a place of prosperity at all. The is one gas station and one store down the road and that is if for miles and miles. My mom works at the Indian Health Clinic so she knows the people there, she knows what is needed. They have talked about doing something and she knows I knit so I was on her list to bug! Well, we beat her to it, Rae and Christina came up with a wonderful idea, they wanted to knit hats, scarves, little toys, anything that the people there could use. Rae really ran with it and started a blog, http://knitforhope.blogspot.com/
. As my mom says "A good heart and a generous spirit is so very valuable".
I understand that there are a lot of charities out there but if you can knit a hat or two and pop it in the mail for them, it would let them know that there are people outside of the Reservation who do care.
Thank you for reading...