#Activate10: Grassroots volunteers provide support on the Wind River Reservation

Our community is large and wildly diverse, which is at the same time our strength and our weakness. #Activate10 is a movement seeking to increase communication between individuals and organizations across Fremont County and to promote positive action in our communities.

Two Indigenous grassroots organizers, who wish to remain anonymous, are coordinating a support system on the Wind River Reservation to bring food and supplies to those in need as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Fremont County.

They both felt compelled to bring attention to and help those who are being forgotten right now. “All across Turtle Island, Indigenous Communities are being left out of the Covid-19 relief plans,” they shared. “I feel like this whole situation is providing a good look at how we are falling short in our communities and most importantly how we can step up right now.”

They created a form for those who need supplies dropped off at their front doors. Elderly, single parents and struggling families are currently being prioritized. Additionally, if you are in good health and able-bodied, they are asking for volunteers to complete this form and help them provide support for those in need.

Financial donations are also being accepted to keep the support going for as long as necessary, and to help create self-sustainability in the community as well. Donations can be made here.

They also plan to show people it is not that difficult to take precautions, as well as the community, is going to step up in a time a need. “Showing people there is hope in every moment.”

This is not in collaboration with the Northern Arapaho Tribe nor the Northern Arapaho Business Council, but is being organized by two individuals on the Wind River Reservation.

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