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.


(South Dakota – North America)


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.

What We Do

The South Dakota Ministry Center serves the Pine Ridge Reservation by offering essential services and support. Through our summer camps for children and free dental care initiatives, we aim to make a positive impact on the community. Led by dedicated individuals, our center provides much-needed assistance to those facing hardships. By joining us in our mission, you can help bring hope and help to South Dakota. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in need.


Mat Hadden

Knowing God’s calling as a teenager, Matt Hadden served in many different roles bi-vocationally for the first ten years of his ministry life in the south metro Atlanta area. In 2011, Matt went on a short-term mission trip to Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Where God called him and his family to serve full-time among the Oglala Lakota People group. Since 2012, Matt, along with his wife and four children, may be found in Porcupine, South Dakota, where he serves as Director of Send Relief’s South Dakota Ministry Center.