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Winter Heating for Elders

Help to avoid the situation that happened last winter. Instead of saying oh how terrible when hear of babies and old people dying from cold and starvation then so something now. This is your chance to actually do some good even a five dollar donation mounts up when you are getting enough of them. Help these people; they are the original inhabitants of this land. Do not forget them.

Situations are such that here is little hope for work many are not skilled people and are old or have no transportation to even get to town or the doctor for health care.

Let this be the year we say no one died from hunger or cold.

Love, Waynonaha

Mitakuye Oyasin for all my relations.

Utility and Heating Assistance Program

For the Lakota Siouxan Elders, the Disabled or the Sick

Who Live On the Reservations of South Dakota

* 8 Siouxan Reservations in South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation, Cheyenne River Reservation, Crow Creek Reservation, Lower Brule Reservation, Rosebud Reservation, Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation, Yankton Reservation, Flandreau Santee Reservation

* Among the poorest indigenous people in the United States

* Over 60% of the homes are severely sub-standard, many without running water or electricity

* Average income on the Oglala Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation is only approximately $3,500.00 per YEAR while unemployment hovers around 85% on this 2.7 million acre Reservation housing approximately 40,000 people

* Winter low temperatures in South Dakota average 9* F (November through February) Made worse with bitter wind-chill factors and Record Temperatures reaching -44* below 0*F (1996)

* Lakota have died from hypothermia due to inability to pay for heating

* The majority of funding goes to help the Elders only. However, there are those occasions when the disabled or sick are in crisis situations and critically in need of heat. Even though they may not be actual Elders, Link Center Foundation finds it cannot, and will not, turn away from them. Therefore, this project will now also include those rare and reasonable instances of severe need by those who are disabled and/or sick.

Help Us Help the Elders, the Disabled, and Sick!

All applicants screened and documented

Payments made directly to utility, propane, wood, or heat equipment companies

Donations carefully tracked and accountable

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Please consult your tax advisor.

Please mark your check: "Utility and Heating Fund"

Otherwise, all donations will be placed in the General Operating Fund which supports all projects of the organization.

Please send donations to:

Link Center Foundation
P.O. Box 2253
Longmont, CO 80502-2253

Link Center Foundation

An All-Volunteer Colorado Non-Profit Organization

Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501c3 has been filed

Audrey L. Link, Founder and President
P.O. Box 2253
Longmont, CO 80502-2253

Phone: 303-554-5363 Voice Mail ~ 888-220-1653 Office

Email: or


Best Wishes, -steph

Stephanie M. Schwartz,
Freelance Writer
Member, Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)
Volunteer, Link Center Foundation


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