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The Rev. Lauren Stanley and team members at Rosebud Episcopal Mission

Meeting community needs during COVID-19


The Rosebud Reservation is one of the poorest areas in the United States, with high unemployment, poor health care, a lack of transportation, extreme poverty and food insecurity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place orders, many members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are not able to work, and therefore are in need of supplies. The Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota partnered with Episcopal Relief & Development to provide gas, diapers, food and to meet other emergency needs.