#Activate10: Riverton Peace Mission, Wyoming Interfaith Network coordinating efforts to provide supplies to Wind River Reservation residents

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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.

The Riverton Peace Mission and the Wyoming Interfaith Network are collecting donations and supplies for COVID-19 relief efforts on the Wind River Reservation.

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Monetary donations and supplies are the biggest need right now, shared Riverton Peace Mission Co-Founder Chesie Lee. “Whatever funds are raised will be strictly used to provide food, water, and necessary supplies.”

There are multi-generations with a dozen or more in one household, many without safe drinking water, and a lack of food and other resources. We are coordinating for accountability with tribal programs and residents of the WRIR to reach the most vulnerable as quickly as possible as the threat increases daily. 75% seek a path to sustainability by planting gardens this summer.

-Riverton Peace Mission

The efforts have also been coordinated with tribal agencies to identify those who need the supplies the most. You are encouraged to reach out to tribal health agencies to let them know you are in need of supplies, Chesie noted.

The Riverton Peace Mission is also interested in partnering with other organizations to continue expanding and providing to those in need on the Wind River Reservation.

Monetary donations can be made by visiting the Riverton Peace Mission website. The Wyoming Interfaith Network COVID-19 Relief for WRR page has a list of supplies and where they can be dropped off for this effort. The drop-off locations are currently not within Fremont County.

If you have questions you can reach out to the Riverton Peace Mission through Facebook or their “Contact Us” page on their website.

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