Cheyenne River Mission Trip
$183 raised
37% of $500 goal
8 contributors
4 Years running
Melissa would like to go to Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota in May. She will be traveling with our church members from the Congregational Church of Naugatuck, The trip is is being sponsored by Simply Smiles.
Melissa would like to go to Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota in May. She will be traveling with our church members from the Congregational Church of Naugatuck, and the trip is is sponsored by Simply Smiles. In South Dakota, Simply Smiles is committed to a vision to curtail suicides, to provide basic needs, to give children an alternative to the dangers of the streets, to preserve and cultivate the rich Lakota culture, and to provide the bright future that everyone deserves.
Some quick statistics about the reservation:
Unemployment on the reservation is between 60-90%.
There are approximately 3-7 suicide attempts a week.
There are extremely high rates of drug abuse, alcoholism, diabetes and depression on the reservation.
Warm clothing and heating fuel is not affordable for many families, and the South Dakota winters can get to -50 degrees Fahrenheit.
This trip is so important to her. Please consider supporting her. Thanks
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