EMERGENCY Aid & SUSTAINABILITY Response to COVID-19 on the Wind River Indian Reservation
In direct partnership with the Riverton Peace Mission and with support and guidance from broad coalition of partners we are assisting with providing emergency aid and promoting sustainable practices on the Wind River Reservation.
The money raised through this fund are distributed to three initiatives.
1. Food Distribution - Food distribution is organized by Rev. Roxanne Friday and her team of volunteers at Our Father's House/St. Michael's Mission in Ethete with the majority of funding coming from the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming. Over 1,800 people have been served in Ethete, Fort Washakie, Arapahoe and Crowheart.
2. Supplies Distribution - We have made donations to the Lander First Stop Help Center to help provide much needed hygiene products and other essential supplies to all who need it. Supplies are divided between the health programs for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho for distribution through their programs
3. Sustainable Practices - We are supporting Grow Our Own- whose vision is "to help enable people in our community (the WRR) to learn the basics of gardening." This group having educational zoom calls and has been delivering gardening starter kits so that people can start gardening at their homes. Learn more in this County 10 article.
A massive thank you to the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming, the Presbytery of Wyoming, the First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne, United Presbyterian Church in Laramie, Highlands Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne, and all the faith communities and individuals who have given so much to help their neighbors in a time of need.
For the most up-to-date information. Please go to Wind River Community News.
For detailed information about food pantries and other resources in Fremont County and the WRR- please see Wyoming Hunger Initiative's resource page.