Robert Olson, C.P.A.
4606 Shore Acres Road
Monona, WI 53716
Robert Epps, Sr. and Mary Grimme Epps Co Founders/ Home Office
PO. Box #785
DeForest, WI 53532
Jerome and Theresa High Horse
356 SD Hgwy 44 PO Box 321
Wanblee, SD 57577
©2013 Copyright. Families Working Together
The Lakota word for "children" "wakanyeja" comes for the word "wakan" which means sacred. That's what young people are, they are sacred to their families sacred to their tribes and sacred to the Nation. Projects that FWT engages in keeps this in mind and centers around providing safe housing, supplying adequate food and clothing and positive activities.
This is the architects drawing of the proposed building. Work began in June and we continue to work on the building.
The total square footage will be 8,200 sq. feet. The estimated cost to construct is $225,000. We are asking for financial help to make this a reality as many of our programs are dependent on the completion of this much needed community building.
Please read the entire description on the page titled Proposed New Building.
. We are excited about the new year and all the plans we have for serving. If you would like to help us with these positive changes, please consider a financial tax deductible donation to the organization. Information for donating is here on our web site or send a message for additional information. On behalf of the families on the reservation, thank you in advance.
ERADICATING POVERTY ONE FAMILY AND ONE RESERVATION AT A TIME
The following testimonials were given by local Lakota residents:
Mildred said: "My house in now looking like a home thanks to all the donations that have been given to me."
Unnamed local resident stated: "I am a 65 year old Lakota woman (on a fixed income) with five grandchildren who appreciates and thanks you for the food donations. I'm glad people like you are out there. God Bless"
Families Working Together (FWT) a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in October 2013 with headquarters in Wisconsin focuses on supporting and strengthening families on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Working directly from Wanblee, South Dakota, FWT promotes the improvement of the Oglala Lakota People with an emphasis on empowering individuals to become self-sufficient.
How can you help?
There are many ways you can help. Making a monetary donation. Donating new or very gently used items. Volunteering your time and taking action to eradicate the absolute and extreme poverty of those residing on the Pine Ridge Reservation.