Dangerous winter weather
Winter is a dangerous time of year on the South Dakota prairie.
Several blizzards have already hit the Cheyenne River Reservation. In fact, two storms in just 10 days between Christmas and the New Year have had a traumatic impact. Deep snow, wind and temperatures well below zero closed schools and businesses, and make any kind of travel downright dangerous.
Sadly, lives have been lost due to the brutal cold.
Blizzard conditions — temperatures below freezing or even below zero, combined with strong winds and snow — can create life-threatening conditions in the blink of an eye.
We are so grateful for the warmth and safety your generosity provides for our Lakota (Sioux) families on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation!
Can you imagine trying to flee from a dangerous situation in the cold and snow — maybe at night — with your children?
But, thanks to caring friends like you, Cheyenne River Indian Outreach is here to help.
Your compassion helps provide:
- Warm winter clothing
- A safe refuge with proper insulation and heat
- Warm, nutritious meals
Wopila tanka — many thanks — for helping provide a hand up to Native American families in need!