It is the beginning of a long brutal winter and we have been very fortunate to be able to provide the Reservations we serve with a truckload of fresh picked corn on the cob, clothing, paper towels, toilet paper, blankets, bedding, diapers, etc. We just acquired 7 truckloads of Tempur Pedic mattresses that varied from twin, queen and king sizes. This will help the families who have to sleep on the cold, hard, dirty floor or a family of 6 that all have to share the same bed. Every person should be able to have their own bed to sleep on but this is far from the case on the Reservations. The Tempur Pedic mattresses are a god send. When they are placed on the cold, un-insulated floors they do not allow the cold to permeate. We can’t provide a bed for every single person but we can make sure everyone has a place to sleep.
As we all know Thanksgiving is just a few short months 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 but maybe some bread and water. 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 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 send in whatever you can manage to help purchase turkeys and make Thanksgiving 2013 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 send your contribution in 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!!!