We are a group of people on the U.S. West Coast who want to support the water defenders at Standing Rock.
The Red Warrior Camp recently released a video asking for help from builders to create winter structures. https://www.facebook.com/RedWarriorCamp/videos/vb....
We are responding to their call by building three insulated and heated housing structures with a stand-alone solar system to bring to North Dakota.
One cabin is for the West Coast Women Warrior Collective who are doing the important work of keeping folks informed of what is happening at the barricades.
A second cabin is for Christopher Francisco. Chris is a First Nations comrade that has spent time at Standing Rock and is maintaining important media work on the frontline.
The third cabin will house the family of Zintkala Mahpiya Wi Blackowl, a new mother and healer who says "Please help us continue to support the creating of a place in camp for our Winyan Nation to hold space for each others healing and wellness."
We appreciate any donation- no amount is too small, and all donations are tax deductible through the 501-C3 - Speak For The Trees / Shelter for the Storm. If you would like a printable receipt after your donation, please email [email protected] with REQUEST RECEIPT in the subject.
Any extra funds will be donated to the Standing Rock Water Protectors at Red Warrior Camp
WHAT YOUR DONATION WILL BE USED FOR:
ALL FUNDS WILL STRICTLY BE USED to build, transport and assemble 3 cabins and donated food/supplies from Southern Oregon to the Red Warrior Camp at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The collective team behind these actions are personally donating their time, labor and covering their own expenses to make this happen.
1. Source fir trees to fell and mill for the needed lumber. Two were felled early this week and are being milled.
2. Source plywood, insulation, doors, hinges, windows, fasteners, interior paneling, and donations for building materials and transportation costs.
2. Construct a 12 x 24 structure with a shared, uninsulated center wall between 2 private 12 x 12 linked cabin. Construct a smaller cabin to be installed on a trailer.
3. We are packing up on November 10th, and rolling out on November 11th to transport these cabins and equipment to Standing Rock Red Warrior Camp and assemble them on site.
Shelter for the Storm would also be honored to take your gifts of quality winter clothing, sleeping bags, diapers, 5 gallon propane tanks, and words of solidarity to the Red Warrior camp in North Dakota. There is a newly updated wishlist from the tribal members in the UPDATES section.
If you have means to get these to Southern Oregon prior to the 9th please let us know!