As we near the end of 2007 - some of us who are fortunate enough to have a roof over our heads - but who may be in need of a tax deduction - have three opportunities to help those whose roof or home are in need of repair.
Last Wednesday, members of the east end community and the Shinnecock Nation put a new roof on a house on the reservation just before the predicted rains and coming winter storms. The work was done under the auspices of East End Direct Action. If you would like to help pay for the costs involved, please contact Tony Ernst at 631-259-2482.
Opportunity Two: The Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Inc. on the Shinnecock Reservation continues it's work helping folks on the 'Rez' with housing repairs. A home moved to Shinnecock last December needed up-grading and other projects will benefit from monies raised by contributions from the east end community. Address your tax-deductible checks to:
The Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Inc.
P.O. Box 5078
Southampton, NY, 11969
Buy a raffle ticket - the prize is a BMW auto- to benefit both the Padoquohan Medicine Lodge and the Hayground School in Bridgehampton. Hayground School is a private institution, many of whose students come from the 'minority' communities in our area.
For raffle tickets at $100 each - the drawing in June '08 - call Hayground School at 631-537-7068