Published on Feb 08, 2010
A succession of blizzards have ravaged several tribal communities across Indian Country and they are in great need of donated goods (e.g., non-perishable food, water, shovels) and financial assistance in order to purchase medical supplies, propane for heating homes, and gasoline for emergency vehicles.
The National Congress of American Indians is asking that you contact tribal personnel directly to find out specific needs and share your resources with them. Please be aware that there may be other tribes in need and if you have additional information, please contact NCAI and we will send out an update.
If you have any questions, please contact Ahniwake Rose at NCAI, 202.466.7767 email@example.com.
**Contributions to a federally recognized tribal government are treated the same as a contribution to a state government under 7871 for purposes of charitable contributions deductibility; as, the contribution will be used exclusively for "public purposes" which in this instance is disaster relief for the ice storm of January 2010.
Department of Emergency Management
c/o 2010 Snowfall Operation
PO Box 620
St. Michaels, AZ 86511
Contact: Navajo Nation, Johnny Johnson, Emergency Operations, Center Incident Commander, (928) 871-7848
Navajo Nation request that all donations come in the form of gift cards which will be used to purchase all needs for community members and tribal responders from local vendors. They are also requesting 50,000 sandbags.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
2010 Disaster Account
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman’s Office
Attn: Ice Storm Emergency Fund
PO Box 590
2001 Main Street (Tribal Offices)
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Online Donations: https://secure.piryx.com/donate/0oFFsK8c/Cheyenn-River-Sioux-Tribe/
- Contact: Cheyenne River, Robin Le Beau, Chairman’s Assistant: (610) 568-2101
- Medical items needed include: glucose strips, first aid kits, children’s aspirin/pain reliever, and cough syrup.
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Attn: Dean Patton, Treasurer
P.O. Box 2070
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
- Contact: Oglala Sioux, Loretta Afraid of Bear, Public Relations, (605) 867-5074
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
c/o Emergency Preparedness Program
P.O. Box 910
Rosebud, SD 57570
- Contact: Bill Giroux, Emergency Manager, (605) 747-2559
- Items needed include: non-perishable goods, heaters, and candles.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Chairman Charles Murphy
PO Box D
Fort Yates, ND 58538
- Contact: Pete Red Tomahawk, Tribal Emergency Coordinator, (701) 854-8500