Lincoln man holds coat drive for Native Americans at Pine Ridge Reservation

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Local organizations are pitching in to help host a coat drive for Native Americans living in the Pine Ridge Reservation.

For the past few years, Bill Hawkins, who is also known as Farmer Bill, has organized a clothing drive to help the people of the reservation.

The reservation, which is located in South Dakota, is one of the poorest areas in the United States, according to Partnership with Native Americans.

“So there’s a lot of need upon that reservation and I really believe in the generosity of this community and so whatever I get I’m very thankful for,” Hawkins said.

Several Lincoln organizations are asking people to bring in new or gently used winter items for all ages and sizes.

But warm blankets and kids’ coats are especially needed this year. The coat drive goes through Nov. 23rd.

According to a GoFundMe that was set up, Hawkins is expecting to make two trips in Nov. to make deliveries, and is looking to raise $900 to cover the transportation costs.

Look for the blue barrels at these drop-off locations:

– The Indian Center
1100 Military Rd

– Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso
1624 South St.

– Goldenrod Bakery
3947 S 48th St.

– The Mill Coffee & Tea
330 S 21st St.

– Tamayta Food Market
4025 S 48th St.

– Open Harvest
1618 South St.

– The Hub Cafe
250 N 21st St.

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