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Native American Families Impacted by Flooding

by Cypress Missions Holding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding
Native American Families Impacted by Flooding

Summary

This project will provide materials for building tiny homes for Native American families devastated by flooding on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Tribal officials struggle with lack of resources, water, transportation, and facilities. There has been suffering for generations. "The crisis on Pine Ridge is a collision of nature, poverty and inadequate infrastructure."

$200
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

Currently, Pine Ridge is the poorest county in the United States. Rapid City, SD, is the nearest town 120 miles away, for those who can travel to find work. There is no industry, technology or commercial infrastructure to provide employment. 97% of the population lives below the U.S. federal poverty line. There is a 90% unemployment rate and a 70% high school dropout rate. Over half the homes need to be demolished due to black mold, without insurance or govt. programs to assist families.

Solution

Cypress Missions will mobilize teams to provide humanitarian assistance with the relief effort working with Mr. Henry Red Cloud, a tribal leader. Initially contributing resources such as water, non-perishable foods, and basic humanitarian needs. Post-relief to build compact homes and train residents with essential building skills required to lay the groundwork for the future.

Long-Term Impact

This project will directly impact devastated Reservation families and benefit the community. It effects change for self-sufficiency and self-reliance by empowering residents through hands-on training for building. Historically, generations and present day Native-Americans are synonymous with suffering. As Americans our values and we can all be better.

Resources

https:/​/​www.cypressmissions.com
https:/​/​nyti.ms/​2CCazDD
https:/​/​www.npr.org/​2019/​03/​25/​706492307/​pine-rid

Organization Information

Cypress Missions Holding

Location: Pt Pleas Bch, NJ - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @freddie fiorentino@cypressmission1
Project Leader:
Freddie Fiorentino
Pt Pleas Bch, NJ United States

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