Thanks to TWP’s supporters on Causes.com, we far surpassed our $2,800 fundraising goal to provide solar air heaters to Native American families. To date, we have raised nearly $7,000 from 322 donors! With these funds we will provide three different Native American families with solar air heating systems, giving them free, clean heat for years and years to come.
The Yellow Hairs are one of these families. Right now, our partner organization, Earth Tipi, in partnership with Texas Natural Builders, is constructing Walter and Alison Yellow Hair a new pallet home from reclaimed materials. This new, sustainable house will provide much better protection from, and insulation against, the harsh South Dakota winters than their current mobile home, which was originally headed for the dump when they inherited it. With huge holes in its walls, such a poor structure can be deadly in the extreme weather of the Great Plains. We believe that every family is deserving of dignified and comfortable housing that is properly heated and we are so lucky to have supporters who feel the same way.
Now, Walter and Alison will enjoy a new home and a new source of clean, free heat with a TWP solar air heater.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the fundraiser and helped make a significant improvement in Walter and Alison’s lives! Your contributions mean so much to the Native American families who are struggling each day to survive. Stay tuned to learn more about the other families who will receive solar heaters.
Interested in contributing to the building of Walter and Alison’s new home? Please click here to learn more about how you can help!
Click here to join the Solar Energy for Lakota Families cause on Facebook and help us spread the word about solar energy for Native American families living on tribal lands.