Winter is a dangerous time of year in South Dakota.
Blizzards regularly bring several inches of snow and strong winds to South Dakota, closing interstates, businesses and schools. When the weather is so bad that even St. Joseph’s has a late start or a snow day, the joke often becomes, “You know the weather is bad when a residential school is late!”
We are so grateful for the warmth and safety your generosity provides for our Lakota (Sioux) children.
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.
This year, it’s been cold enough on several days to keep the Lakota children indoors at recess. Even if the sun is shining, a temperature of zero combined with wind at 20 miles per hour means that frostbite occurs in less than 15 minutes!
But, thanks to caring friends like you, the American Indian children at St. Joseph’s Indian School are warm and safe.
Your compassion helps us provide:
Wopila tanka — many thanks — for helping provide care for the whole child — mind, body, heart and spirit.