I’m putting together a shipment of items on the Sacred Stone Camp supply list (http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/) to send with messages of solidarity and support to help them through the winter months. What I send in the shipment will largely depend on how much money I have to buy things. Many of the Top Needs items are both expensive and necessary to help keep members of the camp safe during frigid temperatures. I’m hoping that, together, we can send along some much-needed warmth! If you are interested in contributing (any amount helps) or adding an item, letter, or card to the shipment, please contact me. If you know others who may be interested in contributing, or who want to help the Sacred Stone Camp and need a place to start, please share this with them.
EDITED TO ADD: I just learned that a loved one will soon be departing for the camp. Anything we raise will be sent as supplies with them, and given directly to Sacred Stone Camp.
EDITED AGAIN TO ADD: Ways to give include: meet with me in person to give items/money (I will get them to the right place), send what you want to give in the mail (make sure it arrives by November 10), and my loved one’s paypal. To help protect personal information, please contact me at email@example.com for addresses.
EDITED ONE FINAL TIME TO ADD:
As I continued in the work of collecting donations for this effort, I received a request from the organizers of a supply caravan (who had direct information from Standing Rock medics about their needs) to focus on sending natural remedies. So, in addition to purchasing a -40 degree sleeping bag to send with my loved one who is going to Standing Rock, we organized a drive for natural remedies. The outpouring of support was incredible.
We raised over $1100 raised plus many physical donations, resulting in over 165 pounds of honey and 2.5 U-Haul book boxes full of urgently needed medicinal herbs on their way to Standing Rock!
I am so incredibly grateful for the outpouring of love and support from all of you who participated and are continuing to do the good work of supporting the water protectors at Standing Rock. It has been a beautiful, healing, and inspiring experience to be a part of this effort.
In response to the expressed wishes of the community, I am going to be doing a monthly shipment of natural remedies to Standing Rock based on their urgent medical needs. This is one of many ways to stand with the water protectors for the duration of the Standing Rock effort. If we all pool our small contributions each month, we can send along a shipment, cut down on shipping costs, and increase the supplies they receive. If you are interested in contributing to a monthly effort, let me know!