From: Pam McClure
Volunteering on the Crow Creek Indian reservation in Fort Thompson, South Dakota has been a life-changing experience for my husband Bob and I.
After researching Habitat for Humanity opportunities, we realized that the Crow Creek reservation offered the volunteer work we had been seeking, and the Native American cultural experiences we enjoy. For the past two summers we have traveled in our motor home from South Carolina to the South Dakota paradise.
Although there are a variety of accommodations available to volunteers (hotels, resorts, local churches, a volunteer center under construction, and a few campgrounds on Lake Sharpe), we find that living in our motor home is ideal for us because it provides us all the conveniences of home.
My challenge to those of you who travel via RV is this…
Travel to and volunteer at Crow Creek with Jim, the energetic and enthusiastic director of the Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity projects! You will have unique opportunities to help Native Americans build homes for themselves and their families; view beautiful, rolling hills that border the resevoir, enjoy water recreation and outstanding fishing opportunities; and immerse yourself in Native American culture.
We have worked on a Habitat house, spent quality time with local residents, and learned valuable information about the Native Americans who live here. We are blessed to have this opportunity! Next summer will be our third trip to Crow Creek! We and the Habitat community look forward to spending time volunteering with you here at the reservation.
Pam McClure & Bob Vicars
If you would like to come to South Dakota and join in all the fun this year, Jim’s contact info is below. Call him!
James J. Huntley
Dacotah Tipis Habitat for Humanity
P.O. Box 487
Fort Thompson, SD 57339