Love Has No Color – Fort Peck Native American Reservation

Support the Children of the Fort Peck Native American Reservation!

Fort Peck kids in line for donations of backpacks and school supplies, August 2016.

Former eClub member, Dr. Michele Gardner, is one of many chiropractors actively involved in Love Has No Color (www.savethereservation.org), the not-for-profit organization devoted to bringing wellness and hope to the Fort Peck Native American Reservation.  Dr. Michele Gardner, of Gardner Family Chiropractic, travels to the reservation in both summers and winters to bring chiropractic care, wellness, donations, and hope to the reservation.  Her practice members are invited to join her in this service.

As reported by Love Has No Color, we don’t have to look very far to find third world conditions; poverty is alive and well in the United States, and nowhere is it more obvious than on Native American Reservations. Here are just a few statistics of life on the Reservation that very few people are even aware of:

-Highest suicide rate in US (10x national average)
-Life expectancy, disease, poverty of a third world country
-Disease rates unrivaled in the US (diabetes is 4x national average)
-40% high school dropout rate
-Crime, drugs and alcohol abuse that starts in middle school
-75% unemployment

However, in the 10 years since Love Has No Color has been showing up at the reservation to support these children, the above statistics have changed for the better.  Click here to check out the Love Has No Color Blog.

Started in 2005 by chiropractors Dr. Kevin Pallis and Dr. Ed Plentz, Love Has No Color has been bringing love, joy, and hope to the kids living in poverty and instability at the Fort Peck reservation in Poplar, MT.

Join these Fun Events to Support Love Has No Color!

Dr. Michele Gardner, of Gardner Family Chiropractic, has scheduled her 2017 schedule of fundraising events to support Love Has No Color, which can be viewed by clicking this link.

Check Out Some of What We Have Done!

Two of Dr. Michele’s practice members, Sean and Wyatt Jaeger, volunteering to the August Kids Fun Day where school supplies are given to Fort Peck kids.

Dr. Michele Gardner shares her work with Love Has No Color, and photos from her trips, on her website.  Click here to check our Dr. Michele’s work!

In the summers of 2014 and 2015, the Rotary eClub raised donations of school supplies for Native American children living on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, in Montana.  School supplies were collected during bonfires held at the home of eClub member, Nicole Voigt.

In August 2016 Nicole Voigt, along with her two children, Sean & Wyatt Jaeger, joined Dr. Michele in traveling to Montana, and volunteered at Love Has No Color’s annual Fun Day.  They raised over $3000.00 to purchase a portable GaGa Ball Pit of the children of Fort Peck.  Check out the video…

 

Watch this video about learned helplessness and the needs of the children at Fort Peck:

More information about FortPeck and the GaGa project can be found here:

 

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May 20th, 2015 by admin