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From: wredgranny10/7/08 5:46 PM 
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Link  Center Foundation
An All-Volunteer Colorado 501c3 Non-Profit  Organization
P.O. Box 576 - Firestone, CO 80520
Office Phone: 303-833-6520 - Toll Free Phone:  888-220-1653

Website:  _www.linkcenterfoundation.org_

October, 2008 through March,  2009
For the Elders, Disabled and the Sick  Living on the
Lakota Sioux Reservations in South  Dakota

Our goal is to raise $20,000.
We are not grant-funded at this time.  We depend on YOU, the individual
donor,  to help these families in crisis.

§  Average  income on the Oglala Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation is
about $3,500.00 per  YEAR.  Jobs are extremely scarce;  unemployment
hovers around 85% on this 11,000-square-mile reservation which  houses
about 40,000 people.  The  other Lakota Reservations face similar economic

§  Death by  hypothermia is always a concern on the reservations.  Each
winter (October – March),  temperatures drop well below 0*F.  Many
families must choose between food  and heat.  In some cases, they have

§  Federal LHEAP and  Tribal Assistance Programs offer each low-income
family approximately $300 per  year.  With the current rate of  propane at
$2.20 per gallon, this provides only 136 gallons – about enough fuel
for 2 to 4 weeks (depending on the harsh weather).

§  Propane  prices have already risen about 33% since last winter, and
are expected to rise  much higher as this winter goes on.  Those families
surviving with electric heat also face major increases in  cost.

§  Propane  companies require minimum amounts of propane to be purchased
before delivery  (currently $125 to $355 depending on the company).  These
minimum requirements are expected  to skyrocket as the high cost of truck
fuel increases. This makes families  struggle even harder to accumulate
enough funds at one time to ensure a  delivery.

The Link Center Foundation has already  received numerous emergency
assistance applications that cannot be filled due to  lack of funds.
With propane, wood,  and electricity prices continually rising, many more
requests for help are  expected to arrive.

95% of ALL  donations to our heating/utility fund are USED for the
heating/utility  fund.  The remaining 5% covers bank,  credit card, and
processing fees.

YOU Can Make A  Difference!

All applicants are screened and  documented
Payments are made directly to utility, propane, wood, or heat  equipment
companies  Donations carefully tracked and  accountable
No donation too small
(  ; to see map of
Reservations  Visit
(  ; to learn more about
conditions on the  Reservations

As with all  Non-Profits, your donations are tax deductible to the extent
allowable by  law.  Please consult  your tax advisor.

Please mark your check: "Emergency  Utility and Heating Fund"
Please send donations  to:
Link Center Foundation
P.O. Box 576  – Firestone, CO 80520-0576
For Credit Card Donations, please visit our  website at
_www.linkcenterfoundation.org_ (

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From: MadamD3310/8/08 1:28 PM 
To: wredgranny  (2 of 3) 
 2530.2 in reply to 2530.1 

not sure if everyone knows about the Citgo Oil company's heating assistance for those that qualify in this country...low income...**wink** most of us...the Citgo company is owned by the "people" of Venezuela

and here is more info on how they helped the tribes in the USA...this is why I love Hugo Cheves...he is one of my hero's...peace d


From: wredgranny10/12/08 9:59 PM 
To: MadamD33  (3 of 3) 
 2530.3 in reply to 2530.2 

Wado equa vgilv,he is one my Hero's as well,I will share these sites with those who so need the help and thank you with all that is in my heart!

many blessings granny


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