Call to Action: No Dead Natives RED FRIDAY

2015-11-27 - the red nation - red friday - square flyer

Last winter 20 unsheltered Native people died of exposure in Gallup, N.M. This winter is shaping up to be especially cold and wet, making more vulnerable our many still unsheltered relatives. These deaths were preventable.

The Red Nation is working with the Immediate Action Group, a coalition of faith groups and concerned community members, and Radmilla Cody’s “For the People” initiative for long-term solutions and quality care.

We demand no exposure deaths this winter, as part of our No Dead Natives initiative. We demand proper services and equality of care.

This winter, the people will not stand by while the city turns its back on Native people. The Red Nation calls the community to action! If the city won’t act, we will!

With upcoming “Black Friday” shopping for this holiday season, The Red Nation calls on all people to show support for our unsheltered relatives in Gallup by participating in donation drive we are calling “Red Friday” as part of our sustained border town justice campaign.

The Red Nation volunteers will be at the ANSWER office at Suite C, 305 Washington St. SE, Albuquerque from 11 am – 6 pm to collect material and monetary donations. For those unable to make it, we can arrange an onsite pickup within the city.

We ask those with the ability to give or volunteer to do so for those in need. We thank the many who have already set up collection sites in Albuquerque, Phoenix, Socorro, and Durango.

We understand the situation in Gallup is dire for unsheltered Natives and this is a short-term solution. This is a systemic issue that requires systemic change all groups are working towards.

Items needed: warm coats, water-proof gloves, scarves, hats, winter gear, sleeping bags, backpacks, camping gear, blankets, canned food, non-perishable food, MREs (meals-ready-to-eat). Please bring XL sizes for all clothing.

Where: Answer Office
305 Washington St SE
Albuquerque

When: Friday, November 27 from 11 am – 6 pm

Want to volunteer for Red Friday?

Contact Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/449584521891450/

Can’t drop it off yourself? We can pick it up. Call: 605-680-0669

Want to make a monetary donation? Make donations online directly to the Immediate Action Group. All donations are tax exempt and tax deductible: http://www.obfo-nm.com/fund_me_181.html

Contact: contact@therednation.org
therednation.org
Facebook: facebook.com/therednation
Twitter: @The_Red_Nation
605-680-0669

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s