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Firewood Assistance

Bring Warmth To Lakota Households

Many homes on Pine Ridge rely on wood burning stoves as their sole source of heat and cooking fuel during below-zero winters. One Spirit hires Lakota workers, provides them with necessary equipment, then pays them to deliver harvested firewood to homes in need.

The majority of homes on Pine Ridge rely on wood burning stoves as their sole source of heat and cooking fuel during below-zero winters. In the Midwest, winter can be unforgiving. The calendar might say it's spring, but Mother Nature often has other plans. The howling winds, blizzards, and extreme cold of the South Dakota badlands can linger long past March 20th. And for the families living on Pine Ridge Reservation, these winters bring unimaginable challenges.

Helping Families Stay Safe and Warm

At One Spirit, we understand the urgent need to keep families on Pine Ridge safe and warm during the harsh winter months. That's why we have maintained the Wood Program since 2013. This vital initiative aims to provide fuel for the approximately 2,619 houses (out of 5,237 on the reservation) that rely on firewood as their sole heating source

The Power of Community and Collaboration

Through the Wood Program, we empower the Lakota community, providing them with the necessary equipment and resources to cut and deliver firewood to those in need. We believe in the strength and resilience of the Lakota people, and they play a crucial role in processing and distributing the wood within their communities.

But the Wood Program goes beyond just delivering firewood. The Lakota community takes it upon themselves to make repairs to wood stove equipment, ensuring safe operations and reducing the risk of house fires. It is through their hard work, dedication, and care that we can truly make a difference in the lives of those facing the harsh Midwest winters.

You Can Make a Difference

With your support, we can continue to keep the people of Pine Ridge safe and warm until spring returns. Your contribution, whether it's your time, resources, or a monetary donation, can have a profound impact on the lives of those in need. Together, we can make a real difference and bring comfort to families enduring the bitter cold.

Join Us in Bringing Warmth and Hope

As we eagerly await the arrival of spring, let us extend a helping hand to our fellow human beings facing the toughest of times. By joining One Spirit, you become part of a compassionate community that is dedicated to making a lasting impact. Together, we can bring warmth, comfort, and hope to the Midwest winters.

Donate Today and Make a Difference

Every donation matters. By making a contribution to One Spirit, you directly support the Wood Program and help provide firewood, essential equipment, and resources to those in need. Your generosity can help alleviate the hardships faced by families on Pine Ridge Reservation.

Join us in creating a brighter, warmer future for the Lakota people. Together, we can make a lasting impact and bring hope to those who need it most. Let's stand together and be the guiding light that brightens the winters in the Midwest. Donate today and help us bring warmth and comfort to those who need it most.

How We Make A Difference

We invite you to learn more about how we make an impact while also maintaining the rich culture of the Oglala Lakota people of Pine Ridge Reservation

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We strive to make life-changing impacts by providing necessary resources and support that will help those in need. Our team is passionate about helping families and making meaningful connections. Join us in our mission and make a difference in someone’s life today.


Empower the Lakota People of Pine Ridge Reservation

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