THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
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Dear Members of the SMS Community,
We’re a little early, but today the SMS community salutes and honors those men and women who answered the call to serve our great country and offer themselves for the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. I suggest that you use a portion of Veterans’ Day to attend one of the many tributes that will take place in your community or a nearby community. I encourage you to pray this prayer with your family often, but especially on Wednesday, Veterans’ Day. Thank you, Veterans!
Rochelle Ripley, founder and President of hawkwing, a Glastonbury-based non-profit benefiting the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Indian Reservation, recently visited St. Mary School. St. Mary is conducting a food drive for this South Dakota Reservation where the average life expectancy is just 48 years and child poverty is close to 100%.
Ms. Ripley, who is Lakota, discussed her heritage, life on the Reservation, and the promise she made to her grandmother to help her people. hawkwing provides essential services and support for the people of the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Indian Reservation, and offers cross-cultural educational programs for the public.
The public is invited to drop off food donations at the school, 652 Willard Avenue, for the food drive. Because of the poverty-driven medical problems suffered by many of the Lakota people, very specific foods are requested. Whole grain, low-sugar cereals such as Cheerios and Shredded Wheat, low-salt vegetables and soups, and all-natural peanut butter without sugar or corn syrup are suggested.
Ms. Ripley has been named a 2015 CNN Hero. You can learn more about hawkwing by visiting www.hawkwing.org.