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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

On January 22, 2010 the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in South Dakota was buried in a snow and ice storm that compromised the reservation's water and electric supply systems. With 3,000 power poles broken and 15,000 Native American people without water or electricity, the reservation declared a disaster for the entire area on January 28, 2010.

Utilities have been restored to most of the reservation as of February 10, 2010. Two areas are still experiencing power outages with no estimate on when repairs will be completed, and the Blackfoot region in the southeast corner of the reservation is still inaccessible to the crews for water testing.

Immediate needs for the reservation are:
Manpower - to make deliveries to people who are unable to get to town for supplies.
Clerical Manpower - to assist in processing paperwork for emergency utility payments.
Basic Necessities - Blankets, Staple Foods, Canned Goods
Baby Care Items - Diapers, Formula, Baby Blankets

For volunteer information: contact Belinda Aungie, Disaster Information Officer at (605) 964-1313.
To send relief supplies: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, PO Box 590, 2001 Main Street, Eagle Butte, SD 57625.

Should you decide to volunteer your time in the Manpower areas there are two motels available in Eagle Butte, South Dakota:

Harding Motel
Hyw 212 North, Eagle Butte, SD, 57625
15 rooms
$48.15 - $52.97 per night based on double occupancy

Cheyenne River Hotel
Hyw 212 South, Eagle Butte, SD 57625
40 rooms
$63.26 - $109.72 per night based on single occupancy (add 5.00 per additional person) your social media marketing partner