We've all heard about and, probably, donated to relief of the Haiti disaster. But there's another disaster in our midst - the weather - snow, ice and freezing temperatures - in South Dakota and particularly its effect on the residents of the several reservations in that state.
Unlike Wisconsin, in SD if you don't pay your power bill, utilities can shut you off even in the middle of winter. That, plus an unprecedented ice storm, lots of snow, freezing weather, have combined to make life even more miserable for poorest of the poor.
This disaster has been covered extensively on the website DailyKos and, more recently, by MSNBC program host, Keith Olbermann.
Money donations are especially needed, though donations of CLEAN clothing are also being accepted. Visit the dKos diary for info about donations.