There is a most special time of year; it’s when we return from our Boot Camp/Fun Day excursion to the Fort Peck Reservation. Like an afterglow, the sense of gratitude and accomplishment, is difficult to put in words. Each year we see more smiles, more signs of hope, and healthier children.
We are in a debt of gratitude to the hundreds of people who made this year’s event the best ever. Especially to the mothers, fathers, and grandparents who made sure the kids got to the event.
The donors and fundraisers who worked tirelessly to make sure the backpacks, food, supplies, and tools were ready to help the kids.
Kenny Smoker, Dr. Megan Cartillar, HPDP, Main St. Grocery, Whoa Nellie Deli, and other volunteers and groups on the Reservation worked for months ironing out the details and making sure everything worked as smoothly as possible.
The stories the parents and grandparents had about how Love Has No Color has impacted the children’s lives were inspirational.
To most people unaware of the disturbing and appalling 3rd world conditions of the Reservation, these kids are invisible, non-relevant, or unimportant.
For 15 years and counting, we have been demonstrating with actions that each and every kid on the Reservation is connected to the past, present, and future kids that will be helped.
There were so many children volunteers of LHNC. It was heartwarming to see kids as helping out the other kids.
When the whole country insists that Native American kids are not their problem, we continue to work at creating brighter futures for these incredible kids.
Thank you again to all of the donors and participants. Without people like you, LHNC wouldn't be what it is today!