South Dakota Ministry Center

Send Relief leaders are hard at work helping interrupt generational cycles of poverty on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Overview

South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation is about an hour southeast of Rapid City, and that’s where Send Relief has partnered with the Chanku Wasté (pronounced “wash-tay”) Ranch. Chanku Wasté serves the Oglala Lakota people group. Because the area has one of the highest poverty rates in the United States, Send Relief has the opportunity to help interrupt the cycle of poverty.