Agnes Running Enemy, 78, who lives on the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Indian Reservation in South Dakota, has received groceries and other essentials.
The plumbing in Arlette Loud Hawk's small home on the Pine Ridge Reservation hasn"t worked in more than three years. Her furnace broke four years ago, but she doesn"t have the money to fix either.
That could soon change,now that the 48-year-old Sioux woman has been "adopted."She is receiving fuel and food credits from several donorsthrough Adopt a Lakota Family, an innovative program designed to give direct help to the poorest of the Indian poor.
Ms. Loud Hawk would definitely qualify. She hasn"t been able to work steadily since a diagnosis of breast cancer, which now has spread to her lymph nodes. She has no car, and depends on friends and relatives for rides to Rapid City, S.D., 70 miles away, for second-stage chemotherapy.
"I"ve had a lot of help with groceries already, which is really helpful because I"m dependent on the reservation," said Ms. Loud Hawk, who lives with two of her five children and three grandchildren.
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