October 2019 Newsletter

We have been busy gearing up for the holidays and as all of you have seen, winter already poked its ugly head New Mattressesout and dropped over a foot of snow on the Reservations we serve. This is just the beginning of a cruel, cold and long winter that Native Americans will have to endure. However, we just acquired several truckloads of new mattresses that we will distribute to those in most need along with blankets and bedding to go with it. These mattresses will be life changers for those who have nothing to Applessleep on. We just received a truckload of fresh apples along with cucumbers and green peppers. It might not sound like much but for the Native Americans we serve who struggle to keep food on the table, this is a blessing. Which is why we tell our donors that monetary donations are so helpful because we can buy full truckloads of food, mattresses, etc. at a fraction of the cost that you or I would pay in the store.

As we all know Thanksgiving is just a month away which means we need to start preparing now to get the funds together to purchase turkeys for the families on the Reservations. Many families have experienced the same cruel situation every year, sitting down at their table on Thanksgiving Day with no food to share. I am afraid this will happen again this year unless you and other caring supporters of NAHA answer this urgent request to help purchase 1,500 turkeys to the families in need. For more than 20 years we have purchased and delivered turkeys to the Reservations and made Thanksgiving happy for thousands of Sioux families in need. We want to continue this good deed but we need the help and support of our caring and generous donors like you.

It’s important that you respond both quickly and generously for two reasons:

  1. Even though NAHA purchases turkeys in bulk, allowing us to stretch our dollars much farther than an individual could at a grocery store, it still takes a large sum of money to buy 1,500 turkeys.
  2. Buying that many turkeys and getting them to the families in remote parts of the Reservations we serve takes several weeks.

Your urgent response is requested immediately.  Please donate whatever you can manage, to help purchase turkeys and make Thanksgiving 2019 a Happy Thanksgiving for families that constantly struggle to keep food on their tables. We want to help as many families as we can so again, please donate today so we can get started on purchasing and delivering turkeys to the Reservations in South Dakota. From NAHA, we wish you and your family a joyous Thanksgiving Day!!!

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