"The need for assistance on the Cheyenne River Reservation grows each day as the temperature continues to drop well below freezing. After suffering devastating ice-related storms over the weekend of January 22, 2010, electricity and water have been non-existent or scarce. Over 2,500 utility poles are currently on the ground in this remote, rural area. Power has been out in several communities and for thousands of residents for several days. Below zero temperatures and no electricity, heat, water or gasoline has created devastating results."
Thanks to the efforts of MSNBC's Kelth Olbermann, who was one of the few journalists who even bothered to talk about this tragedy unfolding on our own backyard, the Dakota Community Foundation was able to raise over $125,000 in just a few hours last night. However, the needs will likely be ongoing. Please donate what you can. Thank you.