Crow Creek Employment Initiative - Tero Tool Project
The People of Crow Creek Need Your Help!
The Crow Creek Reservation in central South Dakota has an extremly high unemployment rate, but things are starting to look up. They now have the opportunity to put up to fifteen people to work ... but they need your help.
Diversity Foundation, Inc. just received a letter from Tom Pickner, their Tribal Employment Director.
If you don't have time to read the entire letter, here are a couple of highlights:
... we have an abundance of enrolled members, who have worked off the reservation with construction skills and experience, who could and should be working here at Crow Creek in some of these local construction jobs.
... a lot of our applicants lack their own hand tools, which is a key requirement for most construction projects. As you know due to our financial situation as a Tribe we don't have many resources to rely on.
... If we can provide these startup tools for 12 to 15 of our tribal applicants ... we can get them hired on in good paying jobs building our high school or one of other reservation construction projects now hiring!
Each Tool kit would include: tool pouch, hammer, tape measure, utility knife, speed square, carpenter pencil etc, We estimate each tool kit would cost around 35 to 40 dollars!
Are you willing to help? Can you afford 40 dollars to provide a lifetime opportunity of employment for a fellow human being?
If you would like to sponsor one, two, or more workers at Crow Creek for 40 dollars each, Use one of the following buttons to make you donation with PayPal.
After you have made your donation, please contact us and let us know how many workers you sponsored.
Here is the entire email:
From: Tom Pickner
Date: Fri, Aug 13, 2010
Subject: Appreciation Letter/ Tero Tool Project
To: Lyle Rustad
Diversity Foundation, Inc.
Dear Lyle Rustad,
On behalf of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe/Tero department and community I would like to send a special thanks to the�Diversity foundation for all the help that we have recieved from you over these past years. As you know, We recently elected a new Tribal Council and I was appointed as Tribes new Tero Director and we now have a new group of employees who�are motivated and interested in making positive changes for our Crow Creek people, who have been struggling for years with highest unemployment and the poorest Indian Reservation in all US.
Since our elections, many positive things have now begin to happen here at Crow Creek including securing the funding and recently breaking ground for our new $35 million high school along with construction of new dorms as well as a new headstart classroom building located at Ft. Thompson. Also we were recently approved to build a new Water Plant which will begin construction in April, 2011. We also have several road projects now going on in our community.
As you & I have discussed often over this past year or 2, we have an abundance of enrolled members, who have worked off the reservation with construction skills and experience, who could and should be working here at Crow Creek in some of these local construction jobs. (native preference!) However, we are finding out that a lot of our applicants lack�their own hand tools, which is a key requirement for�most�construction projects.��As you know due to our financial situation as a�Tribe we don't have many resources to rely on, where we might help purchase these necesary tools to get them started. Each Tool kit would include: tool pouch, hammer, tape measure, utility knife, speed square, carpenter pencil etc, We estimate each tool kit would cost around 35 to 40 dollars!
We feel that if we can provide these startup tools for 12 to 15 of our tribal applicants, that I in my new position as Tero director (Tribal employment), can get them hired on in good paying jobs building our high school or one of other reservation construction projects now hiring! If needed, I will provide some refresher training & followup with these applicants and I have no doubt, most will be successful in fullfilling their job duties as required.
Therefore Lyle, we are again requesting you & Diversity Foundations assistance in�helping us acquire these startup tools for this program. �As we talked, each successfully employed tribal member, who receives tools, would then be required to pay back the costs of these tools to our Tero Program, so we can then provide tools for additional tribal members to be hired! We�would appreciate any assistance you can offer with our request, and look forward�to your response as soon as possible as the high school is hiring now!
Tero Director Tom Pickner
Once again, if you would like to help out by sponsoring workers in Crow Creek for fourty dollars each. You may sponsor as many people as you like.