Local clothing drive aims to help Indian reservation in northwest Nebraska

The Pine Ridge Reservation is collecting blankets, men's and women's coats and any kind of winter clothing for kids.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A local farmer is looking to make a difference in Northwestern Nebraska through a winter clothing drive for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Bill Hawkins, also known as Farmer Bill, has run the clothing drive for several years. This year, donations are down, in part because of COVID-19.

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“These people need clothing,” Farmer Bill said. “It’s real winter up there, cold, and they don’t get the resources we do down here in Lincoln. Last year, we took up two 25-foot heaping trailers and trucks full. This year, things are down because of the virus and everything else so look for the blue barrels and look at helping other people.” Screen Shot 2020 12 01 At 6.23.59 Pm

The Pine Ridge Reservation is collecting blankets, men’s and women’s coats and any kind of winter clothing for kids. You can donate to the drive by dropping off clothing into the blue barrels at the following participating stores:

-Open Harvest Co-Op

-The Indian Center

-Goldenrod Bakery

-Tamayta Food Market

-Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso

-The Mill Coffee & Tea

The drive will be open until December 6.

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