Saturday, January 30, 2010

Crews doing heroic work to restore power... but some never had it in the first place

Please give thanks for and continue to pray for the crews working in subzero conditions to restore lost power around South Dakota.

But note how the news reports about 2,500 without power. That's based on towns and small cities that are on the utility grid - existing "customers."

There are plenty of other folks, many on the Reservations, who depend on propane to run heat and appliances in their homes. And the restoration of power won't fix the damaged water system on the Crow Creek Reservation. This is why the Diocese of South Dakota is seeking an Episcopal Relief and Development grant and other donations to get help to situations not always reached by the power lines.

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