Social Action Receives News on SSL Grant Recipient

Rochelle Ripley Rochelle Ripley, of Glastonbury, a Lakota descendant and an advocate for Native Americans, will receive $10,000 and national recognition as one of CNN's "Top Ten Heroes of 2015."
Rochelle Ripley, of Glastonbury, a Lakota descendant and an advocate for Native Americans, will receive $10,000 and national recognition as one of CNN’s “Top Ten Heroes of 2015.”

“On Thursday (October 8), CNN announced that Rochele Ripley, founder and President of Hawkwing, has been named on its list of the “Top Ten Heroes of 2015.”  For a number of years, Ripley has been organizing drives to deliver toys, clothing, medical supplies, personal-care items, beds and blankets, and construction materials for people living on the Cheyenne River Lakota Reservation in South Dakota.

In spring of 2014,  SUUS donated  $1,000  to Hawkwingthrough the SUUS Standing on the Side of Love Fund. (SSL)  Invited by the Social Action Committee last year, Ms. Ripley led a service at SUUS and spoke to the religious education classes. Currently, the Social Action Committee is working with Ms. Ripley helping to write grants for Hawkwing’s efforts.
A Hero Of The Yearwill be selected by the end of the year and will receive $100,000. Ripley said if she is selected, the money will go to a housing effort on the reservation. We can vote for Rochelle (daily!) by clicking here To read the article in the Hartford Courant click here.
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