November is going to be one busy month around here and I imagine it will be for my readers as well. I am anxious for all of the great things that will be going on but of course you know I have to start the month off with my favorite thing – Comments for a Cause.
This past month I shared our focus on dementia and as most of you know my mom was one of the many who struggled with this disease. It slowly robbed her of her memories and recognition of family but she managed to do it with grace and dignity. With her death in 2020, I realized just how much this disease had taken not only from her but from all of her family and friends. We were all touched by it in different ways and it made me want to do all I could do to ensure that it did not rob any more of the people I loved of their full life.
I shared here about my friend Jane and her mission to walk for dementia during the. the month of October. Of course she exceed her walking goal AND her financial goal and I am so happy about that. Operation KeepSafe® was a huge success and I am happy to share that Chris and I made a contribution of $100 to Jane’s campaign because of YOUR comments here on the blog. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for continuing to come back and leave a comment so often. You just don’t realize what that means to me.
This month is Native American Heritage Month. Our Native American neighbors are so important to our country and yet they are left unrecognized far too often. I was thrilled in 2010 to spend a week of mission at Rosebud Reservation in Mission, South Dakota. I can’t believe it was that long ago but the memories of those people are still very vivid in my mind.
I knew that I wanted to find a worthy charity this month and the Native American Heritage Association (NAHA) fit the bill. Earning a 4 star Charity Navigator rating, this organization has been helping those in need since 1993.
From their website:
Native American families suffer from food insecurity and hunger daily. Two of the poorest counties in America are on the Crow Creek and Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota. NAHA, with the help of our generous donors, is committed to fighting hunger with emergency food supplies and basic life necessities. NAHA’s trucks leave our office every day with loads of nutritious food that will be delivered to Crow Creek, Lower Brule, Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Rosebud Reservations.
I am so overwhelmed when I think about what we have done to these people over the years. It truly moves me to tears. We have mistreated them and put them on land that is barren and not usable. We have forced them into poverty. It is unforgivable. The following video is a wonderful explanation of NAHA and what they strive to do in outreach.
This month please support me in my efforts to bring awareness to Native American Heritage Association. For every comment made on It’s Just Life during the month of November Chris and I will make a 50 cent donation to NAHA. It is a drop in the bucket but every little drop helps. Please consider stopping by their website and other social media outlets listed below to learn more and maybe make a donation of your own. As always, thank you in advance, for your continued support.