We have recently returned 62 volunteers strong from the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, MT where we installed a basketball/hockey court, had a Kid’s Fun Day, had a country western concert with the world famous band “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”, gave chiropractic adjustments to hundreds upon hundreds of kids, handed out 800 back packs loaded with school supplies, and made enough memories to last a lifetime.
We couldn’t do it without the support of all of our partner chiropractors, donors, CrowdRise participants, patients, businesses, churches, philanthropic organizations, schools, the list goes on and on.
We want to put out a special shout out to Josh Charles and SnapSports Montana. Josh was so helpful and supportive with our project, believed in our cause, and even answered his cell phone on a Saturday to help us with an installation question. If anybody is even considering installing a SnapSports court, there is no place else to even consider.
Below is a thank you from our LHNC liaison on the reservation Kenny Smoker Jr., who heads up the Health Promotion Disease Prevention department on the reservation.
"I said in one interview, when we talk about some of the more tragic issues we face here on the reservation, suicide and suicide attempts have decreased since Love Has No Color came to the reservation. I know that we can’t specifically say this is a contributing factor, but I say positive energy is coming out of caring and compassionate people unlike I have ever seen. Their energy is strong and uplifting, they mean what they say. Their honesty strikes deep, they have not left us. It has given our children hope!
I tell many people it is very difficult living in an environment that can suck you in, in a negative way, but with good people coming onto the reservation like The New Renaissance Chiropractic Group a breath of fresh air is given, and makes one want to work harder until the next time. You all bring out the best in our people, what a gift!"
My father taught me that when you see oppression of any kind, you can either turn your head and pretend you didn’t notice or you can do something about it. LHNC attracts people from all walks of life that choose to do something about it. Together, we can bring about a paradigm change of health, hope and prosperity for the kids of the reservation.
Stay tuned for our next adventure, Christmas on the Reservation!