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South Dakota Sioux Tribe Seeks Emergency Assistance After Ice Storm

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Power outages forced 35 kidney dialysis patients from the tribe to temporary relocate to Rapid City, and the reservation requires glucose strips, first aid kits and even children's medicine.

The local Wal-mart has sent food and supplies, but in-kind contributions are being accepted. A full list of what the Tribe requests:

•Non-perishable food •Cots •Heat sources (heaters & fuel) •Camp stoves & fuel •Lithium 1, 2 and 3 batteries for law enforcement •Lamps/Batteries/Lamp Oil •Toilet paper •Paper products for the shelters •Pampers/formula •Hand/baby wipes/Hand sanitizer

Ship in-kind donations to: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman's Office Attn: Ice Storm Emergency Supplies PO Box 590 2001 Main Street (Tribal Offices) Eagle Butte, SD 57625

You can also contribute money to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's emergency relief fund, which has been depleted in the past months. Online donations are currently unavailable. Mail checks to: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe/2010 Disaster Account Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman's Office Attn: Ice Storm Emergency Fund PO Box 590 2001 Main Street (Tribal Offices) Eagle Butte, SD 57625

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