My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for One Spirit, Rapid City, SD, USA
The 5000 mi.² area South Dakota that contains the Pine Ridge Reservation and a Lakota population of about 40,000 represents a largely forgotten and unseen shame in our country in this, the 21st century. The poverty and substandard living conditions on this reservation are unbelievable except to those who have been there and seen it for themselves.
ONE Spirit is a nonprofit charitable organization offering humanitarian and compassionate help for the Lakota people by supporting Lakota initiatives rather than a “we have the solution” approach. There is a SHARE food program to fight chronic malnutrition, sponsorships for children and elders, firewood for heat in the winter, and a program to address the particular urgent needs of individuals and families.
ONE Spirit especially focuses on helping the Lakota youth. Last year they built and furnished a safe house for young Lakota children in need. This year they are working toward building a youth center for the Lakota youth.
100% of all revenues in donations are used in direct programs, with no paid administrators. I know of no other organization that so effectively helps the Lakota people and that is so well accepted by the Lakota people. Truly, ONE Spirit is an organization that deserves much support.
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