The conflict at Standing Rock has been hard to ignore. With winter fast approaching, I have felt a strong urge to to help in some meaningful way. After talking to those near the situation, it has been made apparent that those on the ground need warm clothes and survival gear for the winter that is rapidly approaching. As a result, I will be rounding up as much gear as I can over the next few weeks and delivering it to those in need in North Dakota (road trip!). No matter what your take on the North Dakota Access Pipeline may be, I hope you can see this is a humanitarian effort, not a political effort, to help a group of people that really need it. If the past week has shown me anything, its that neighborliness and community matters now, more than ever. This is my effort to be a better neighbor, and be a more giving member of my community. I hope you all will join me in in supporting this cause. A cause rooted in love.
To add, I'll also be looking for help. So...if you have some free time and can help round up old winter jackets, hats boots or pants let me know. Even better, you can make the drive with me and help "do a solid" for our brothers and sisters.
BELOW IS A LIST OF WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
*winter boots mens and women's (women's boots especially needed.)
*Protective eye wear
*cough drops and other health supplements as many folks have respiratory infections due to chemicals and cold.
Anything else that a person may need to stay alive among a North Dakota winter... (its cold. Like Jackson on top of the tram in January in a wind storm cold...)