The Race Goes On...
The 2019 Race to Winterize will span several long weekends this fall!
Volunteers are invited to join the Tipi Raisers at our Base Camp and work alongside Lakota tribal workers to help prepare families on Pine Ridge for the upcoming winter.
Race activities include cutting and delivering firewood, repairing homes damaged in storms (including windows, roofing and siding) and installing insulation and skirting. The Race can also include delivering much needed supplies and appliances such as refrigerators and stoves as well as wood burners and space heaters.
When possible, we ask that volunteers assist with collecting, transporting and distributing needed material donations (based on calls to action found HERE).
There is no fee for joining the Race and food and modest lodging are provided. The lodging is in the basement of a community building. There are cots, separate bunk rooms for men and women, bathrooms, showers and a kitchen/dining area.
Volunteers (individuals or groups) may join us for one or multiple days within each long weekend- or join us for multiple weekends if that is of interest.
October Race Dates:
October 10 - 13- *RESCHEDULED DUE TO WINTER STORM
October 24 - 27
November Race Dates:
November 8 - 11
November 22 - 26
December Race Dates (this weekend includes a winter season gift giveaway and meal for our friends on Pine Ridge):
December 12 - 15 (rescheduled from cancelled October date)
*In the event any of these weekends need to be cancelled due to storms, a make-up date will be announced.
The Tipi Raisers is registered as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization in the State of South Dakota. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed or emailed.
Donations can be made online or mailed to:
7830 W. Alameda Ave. Ste. 103-186
Lakewood, CO 80226
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