Saturday, November 29, 2014

Plant Trees as Your Gift to the Planet This Year






This seems like a good time to talk about the importance of reforestation, or planting trees. I doubt if there are very many people left on the planet who are unaware of the importance of trees in the world, or the alarming rate those same trees are being ruthlessly cut down around the world.

Please plant trees through one of the valuable reforestation projects going on in North and South America, or indeed in practically every country in the world. Haiti is one country that especially needs tremendous support in it's reforestation efforts.



The lack of tree cover in Haiti contributes tremendously towards some of the worst environmental degradation in the world. There are said to be less than 1 % of the original tree/forests left in Haiti and the loss of trees there is causing tremendous suffering to the land and the people. And that's only one country, many more countries around the world are almost as bad.


Please check out some of these web sites and then consider planting trees. Perhaps as a gift in the name of someone you love?




100% Replanted.  Replant What You Use
http://www.replanttrees.org/

Trees For the Futrure
http://www.treesftf.org/

Plant a Billion Trees
http://www.plantabillion.org/












Thursday, November 27, 2014

Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Reservation Need Our Help Now



You are a mother of five living on the Pine Ridge Reservation with your elderly parents and assorted in-laws (fifteen people in a small dilapidated house), with no job or even the opportunity for one, and you can't even afford toothpaste, laundry soup or other basic hygiene items needed by the members of your family.

Not to mention that everyone in the family is hungry because, while you do get food stamps, they never last through the month. What do you do?

If you're very lucky you get put on the One Spirit Okini list and someone chooses to help by sending you not only food but much needed hygiene items, kitchen items, blankets and clothes.

One Spirit does tremendous work on the Pine Ridge reservation, but there are limits to how much they can help. Without sponsors or donations to the programs, including the Okini program, they are helpless to help the people of Pine Ridge.

People on the Okini list ask for so little, things you and I take for granted. People ask for food, dishes, clothing, toothpaste and laundry soap for example. There are children on the Okini list who can't go to school because they don't have clothes or shoes for goodness sake!

Please open your heart today and become a donor at One Spirit. The Okini list has many desperate families who need your help right now.


Click now to help.

The Okini List It'll Break Your Heart


January 2013. It's cold on Pine Ridge


How the Okini Program Works