The Water and Land Protectors at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota have faced mace, pepper spray, rubber bullets, attack dogs, arrests, strip searches, and all sorts of disrespect and brutality. Yet they remain committed to protecting their sacred lands, air, and waters from being desecrated by the Dakota Access Pipeline.
In solidarity with them, many people and groups from our region have gone in person to witness, participate, and support the efforts to stop the irresponsible and shameful actions of yet another fossil fuel corporation in collusion with local, state, and federal officials. Coalition to Protect New York members will be joining them for a time and bringing needed goods supplied by the generous folks of central, Southern Tier, and western New York State.
You may donate directly to the Sacred Stone camp or other camps online. Links coming soon.
You can also mail supply donations directly to Red Warrior Camp, BIE 00N02 Agency Ave, Fort Yates ND 58538.
Sacred Stone has an Amazon Wish List, which you can do via credit card; the donation will go directly to them, with no intermediary necessary. You can also directly give Lowe’s or Menard’s gift cards (the two readily available stores nearby).
LOCAL Donation locations are as follows. List of items needed at bottom.
FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF ITHACA, 306 North Aurora Street, Ithaca NY 14850. Corner of Buffalo and Aurora Streets. Park on Buffalo and enter side door. See Mark Pedersen. Accepting after services on Sunday; 9:00-4:30 Monday; 9:00-noon Tuesday.
GIAC (GREATER ITHACA ACTIVITIES CENTER), 301 West Court Street, Ithaca NY 14850. Corner of Albany & Court. Enter Court Street side. Leave donations in lobby. Accepting Monday 9:00 am-5:30 pm; Tuesday 9:00 am-2:00 pm
ITHACA COLLEGE CAMPUS CENTER LOBBY (Adademic Quad side, 2nd floor across from Info Desk), Monday 8:30 am-11:00 pm; Tuesday 8:30 am-4:00 pm
THE PARK CHURCH, ELMIRA, 208 West Gray Street, Elmira; Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Sunday, November 6 – Noon-2:00 PM; Monday, November 7, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Tuesday, November 8, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. (Please call church member Doug Couchon at 607-425-7203 if you have questions.)
WE ALSO HAVE PRIVATE DROP-OFF SPOTS IN SPENCER (TIOGA COUNTY) AND HIMROD (YATES COUNTY). CONTACT MAURA at 607-589-7302 FOR SPECIFICS:
STANDING ROCK DONATIONS. Please note that clothing & anything for camping must be SUB-ZERO ready; it’s very cold in North Dakota and getting colder.
CB Radio Sets
Small woodstove (for use in tipis)
Lanterns – battery-operated & solar
Batteries, all kinds esp. for lanterns
Propane camp stoves
Solar phone/device chargers
Solar lights (indoor & outdoor)
Heavy-duty canvas and tarps
Solar hot water heaters
Sub-zero (ONLY) Sleeping bags
Nails, hammers, axes
Stiff foam for insulation
White boards/chalk boards (self-standing)
Trash bags (Heavy-duty)
Zippered plastic bags, all sizes
3-gallon & 5-gallon water jugs
20×40 Tent (army tent/arctic tent – able to be heated with wood stove)
PERSONAL SUPPLIES — all in excellent to good shape & SUB-ZERO
(Down/Ski) parkas (waterproof, SUB-ZERO)
Thermal, waterproof (Ski) pants
Waterproof/Wool hats, gloves
DRIED or CANNED FOODS [XL/industrial size]
Dried Beans (sacks)
Dried fruits, vegetables
Dried or smoked meat, fish (jerky)
Canned foods (preferably with tabs/no opener needed)
High quality cooking oils
High quality honey
Apples, oranges, clementines, tangerines, grapefruits in boxes/crates
Root veg: Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Beets, Rutabagas, Parsnips, Potatoes, Turnips
OTC Cold medicine
OTC Allergy medicine
Individually packaged ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin
Nonstick wound dressings
Non-latex gloves (all sizes)
Herbs: Oregano, lavender, marsh mallow, eucalyptus, lady’s mantle, lemon balm, yarrow, nettles, dandelion, calendula in oil, oat straw