Donations trucked to reservation

       After a “phenomenal” outpouring of community generosity, a truckload of donated winter clothes and other items started on its way to the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux tribe in South Dakota Dec. 17, according to Donna Mount of the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
       Donations were sought since November at Rock Ledge Ranch and Howbert Elementary, after an appeal from One Spirit, a Native American service organization founded to assist and support American Indians. Donations included hand-knit goods as well as numerous new items. “It absolutely brought us to tears as we were going through this,” Mount said. “People are so generous.”
       The South Dakota Sioux reservation suffers from high poverty, with some actually having frozen to death last winter, according to reports.
       Mount did not have exact donation totals, but said the amount of goods filled up half her garage.

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