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Mission of Love is an all volunteer grassroots organization. Founded in 1989, 100% of donations go to people truly in need of your help.

Read about our latest mission at the Pine Ridge Reservation

Jane Goodall and Kathleen Price

"The Mission of Love and our Jane Goodall Institute can work together to bring hope to the young people on the Pine Ridge reservation because those young people need every tiny bit of help they can get. They've had such a raw deal, and it's about time that we begin to do something a little bit more than to feel sorry for them."
  Jane Goodall

A Letter from Mission of Love Founder & Director, Kathleen Price

Dear friends of our Mission of Love,

     Once again I am asking for your assistance in volunteering and fundraising to help with our Lakota humanitarian mission that will take place this week.  We would like to build a home 24" by 32" for a homeless Grandmother and her family. This will be the 19th Mission of Love Lakota home that the Mission of Love has built on the Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D.

     Mission of Love volunteers have also built the First Lakota language school, a hospice, the Wounded Knee Community Building, offices for Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots program, greenhouse, and offices for the chamber of commerce.   Other mission trips to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have included repairs to existing homes, and distribution of AID. We have even delivered donated headstones for the parents of Rose and Hobart Spotted Bear.

     September 22, 2015 Sieglinde Warren and I will travel to Pine Ridge Native America Indian Reservation, S.D. to start the preliminary plans for elder homes. The Mission of Love is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to indigenous communities in need worldwide, especially at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. 

     The operating budget for this Lakota Mission of Love is $27,000.  We will need to purchase the home lumber and building supplies in South Dakota.  We will also send two 53' trailers containing donations of educational, building, freezers, furnishings and warm clothing, a van and truck to the building site on the Indian Reservation. It has taken months and many hands of volunteers to collect, sort and palletize  these priceless donations that are stored at our Mission of Love warehouse at the Ravenna Army Arsenal, Ravenna, Ohio. The Lakota people lack the basic human rights that we all in America take for granted. 

     The training volunteer team will be led by Native, Rusty Puckett and Mission of Love foreman Louie Fostvedt. We have in the past brought local students to build and in turn they were able to learn a skilled trade.  I would like this to be an on-going Lakota Mission of Love  building training mission so that we can continue building homes for the homeless elders of the Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D.

      With a Lakota home you have a Lakota family, with a Lakota family you have Lakota language and Lakota traditions, with Lakota language and Lakota spirituality the Lakota community becomes stronger and the family stays together.

     Pine Ridge Native American Indian Reservation is the poorest community of the United States and has the highest rate of suicides and highest rate of unemployment.  Let's together join forces to change this legacy for the elderly and youth of Pine Ridge Native American Indian Reservation by building elder homes and giving hope to the homeless grandparents.  Together we can keep the American Dream alive for our America's First Native Americans.

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Mission of Love
2054 Hemlock Court
Austintown, Ohio 44515

Any amount, great or small, helps with the cleft palates surgeries that our volunteers do, giving medical care to people who have never seen a doctor, continue to build homes, hospices, schools and clinics, and continue to have the United States Air Force Reserve fly our donations of humanitarian aid to indigenous communities in need.



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