Veterans Stand - Standing Rock Fund

$274,016 of $500k goal

Raised by 5,396 people in 1 month
Veterans Stand  LOS ANGELES, CA
December 4-7, 2016  2,000+ veteran volunteers traveled to Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to hold the line with our brothers and sisters in the spirit of peace and unity. We launched a mission of support and started a movement of unity that we were neither expecting nor surprised by. The Veterans Stand community was built from this first mission and we have the potential to do so much more in service of the people of this country.

(Fox Business)

In the past two weeks the turmoil and uncertainty at #StandingRock has increased significantly.  We have continued to stay in contact with indigenous and camp leadership and have identified several areas where the Veterans Stand network can continue to serve the needs of the local community.  We are launching this second GoFundMe to create a Standing Rock Fund to address the ongoing needs at Standing Rock and our partners in camp.  The funds from this campaign will be allocated, as needed, to the following areas:


Video Credit: Moon Mansel


Supplies for Camp Sustainability: Sub-zero temperatures coupled with a lack of basic heating and food supplies the Water Protectors direly need have created an extreme situation at the camp. We have been working with groups of volunteers to fill the gap but consistent supplies are required to sustain their efforts. Fund will be allocated to meet the ongoing needs at the camp including, but not limited to: Firewood, Propane, Food, Gear and Medical supplies/tools.  By leveraging our network and coordinating with groups onsite we can provide a flow of necessary goods to the people who need it the most.

Photo Credit: Chris Duesing


Video Credit: Brian Churchill

Stranded Volunteers/Ride-share: There are many volunteers who made their way to Standing Rock and have gotten stuck due to vehicle breakdowns and medical issues caused by the extreme conditions.  We'd like to get these folks the help and support they need to go home and regain their independence.  Funds raised will be allocated to developing a ride-share program, leveraging the Veterans Stand network, increasing the ability of specialist volunteers to travel to and from the camp to assist with building a better, more secure infrastructure within the community.

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Veterans Stand: Mobilization & Operations: Max 20% of the fund will be used for Veterans Stand mobilization readiness.  Putting a call out for onsite volunteers to mobilize quickly requires foundational coordination in administration, communications, transport, logistics and supplies. We stand in unity with our brothers and sisters in Standing Rock (and beyond) and our community is ready to mobilize. 


Photo Credit: Pate Hutson

Thank you for your continued support of Veterans Stand and our mission at Standing Rock

Please join our communities:

Website/Mission Info & Roster: www.veterans-stand.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/veteransstand4 
Twitter: @VeteransStand4
Instagram: VeteransStand4
Snapchat: VeteransStand

PR/Press/Media: media@veterans-stand.org  


#VetStand #UnitedWeStand #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife


A full accounting of all allocations will be made available once the mission is completed as part of our quarterly and annual reporting for Veterans Stand
 


Photo Credit: Kevin Dietsch/UPI

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Update 14
Posted by Veterans Stand
14 days ago
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Thank you to all of our supporters and donors. We greatly appreciate your ongoing commitment to our mission at Standing Rock. The last month has been filled with dramatic events, important partnerships and significant advancement in our long term role into the situation.

On Feb. 22, 2017 the Governor of North Dakota deployed all accessible law enforcement agencies, including private security firms and the National Guard, in a show of excessive force which began a 2 day aggressive eviction of Oceti Sakowin and subsequently the following week was devoted to the same aggressive evictions at the supporting Rosebud, Sacred Stone, and 7th Generation Water Protector campsites. The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, with the support of Veterans Stand, maintain the only active camp in the Ft. Yates - Cannonball area. This camp sits on private land and fully complies with all state and tribal property laws and zoning regulations. The foundation has been built and the camp capacity grows exponentially on a daily basis.

The Dakota Winds and pending snowstorms are still a challenge with more Water Protectors arriving every day, and the pending continuation of Keystone XL, there’s a lot more work to be done.

In addition to this camp, The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe has opened an offsite service center for Water Protectors in transition, with running water, electricity, and RV hookups, in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Free medical and mental health support, as well as resources to assist Water Protectors along in their journey is available at both locations,

All sites will be operated under guidelines set by the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe; Chairman Harold Frazer and his team have been working closely with #VetStand OPS to develop a long term strategy for support of this camp, the Eagle Butte center (which will serve as the primary command post for Veterans Stands’ ongoing #NoDAPL efforts), and future #NoKeystoneXL sites and operations. The sign-up roster for 1-2 week rotations in support of these missions can be found at veterans-stand.org and we encourage you all to sign up and share.

As our mission and involvement has expanded, and continues to expand, we’re taking this opportunity to change up our funding model for this ongoing campaign, which gives donors more flexibility in how they can support and participate. Please join us at http://bit.ly/2n5giM2 as we continue our stand in support of our brothers and sisters against all enemies to the US people, constitution, and human rights, both foreign and domestic.

Again we thank you for your ongoing commitment to #StandingRock and the Veteran Volunteers of #VeteransStand

Website/Mission Info & Roster: www.veterans-stand.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/veteransstand4
Twitter: @VeteransStand4
Instagram: VeteransStand4
Snapchat: VeteransStand

PR/Press/Media: media@veterans-stand.org


#VetStand #UnitedWeStand #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife
Eagle Butte Center Video:Brian Churchill
Dakota Winds Video: Lachlan Ross
Cheyenne River Camp Photo: Ross McKee
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Update 13
Posted by Veterans Stand
1 month ago
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#VetStand #AdvanceTeam in #StandingRock

We wanted to share some sights and sounds of the progress our team has made this week. Having developed some very strong partnerships across the camp we have aligned strongly with our friends at the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe and our advance team is growing!

We've had more Vets join us this week from CA, MA, RI, UT and OH and they're getting stuck in with cleanup of Occetii and set up of the new Cheyenne River Camp. The work is labor intensive but our squad is committed to the tasks. More teams will be coming in over the next few days and standby for a full roster sign up call coming soon!

#VetStand had the opportunity to join EcoWatch for a Facebook Live event this week and our Vets were able to share their stories and progress reports on the mission. You can catch it here if you missed it. EcoWatch, Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1451685398177726/

Special thanks to Liz Claman from Fox Business for inviting our very own Chris Duesing, head of mission OPS, on her show this week and he gave a great overview of the civil rights violations going on and the risks involved with deep ground drilling. Highlighting the risks to the Ogallala Aquifer which supplies water to over 1/3 of the US and half the agricultural need of the entire world. You can catch the replay here if you missed it: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5322032395001

We're encouraged by the progress we've made but there is so much to do in such a short period of time. We can't do this alone and we really need your help in spreading the word about this campaign and helping us make a powerful STAND against the 1st amendment abuses we are witnessing every day. So much is at stake with #StandingRock we need to pay attention to the precedents being set - this impacts all of us, this is everyone's STAND!

Thank You,
The Veterans Stand Team

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Update 12
Posted by Veterans Stand
1 month ago
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Each and every one of you is amazing - THANK YOU!

Halfway to our goal thanks to the generous support of 4.9K donors like yourselves. We are honored and humbled by your commitment to the Stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Many of you have been anxious for news of our #VetStand #AdvanceTeam in Standing Rock. Join us tonight for a Facebook Live event hosted by our friends at EcoWatch. We'll have Chris Duesing our head of Field Operations and some of his team online to answer your questions and provide an update on our mission.

Please join us TODAY, Monday, February 13 at 7 PM - 8 PM EST https://www.facebook.com/events/735343503282662
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Update 11
Posted by Veterans Stand
1 month ago
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Update from the #VetStand #AdvanceTeam in #StandingRock

Thank you for your continued support of our stand for Standing Rock. Our campaign has just passed $230K and we are humbled by your kind support. We have already begun putting the funds to good use! Our advance team has been onsite for just over a week, building the right network for ongoing, sustained support of the camp community and addressing the more immediate needs for help.

There are a diversity of needs within the camp infrastructure such as food, supplies, gear and transportation but the biggest overall is manpower, manpower to finalize the cleaning of the camps in the flood zone and moving to the higher ground before the thaw. We are working with several leaders to understand resources available and how to best house the camp community in their new locations, including all hygiene and sanitation needs.

Our team has built a strong network of partners onsite to help us deliver the goods where they are needed most. We are also identifying local vendors to ensure the bulk of the funds stay within the Standing Rock community and local economy. We will continue to work with these partners and investigate others who can assist in building a more consistent and effective supply chain of goods flowing into the camps. When it comes to manpower we are coordinating across our #VetStand network for the generalist and specialist skills that are in most need.

We appreciate there is a great deal of concern and uncertainty given the recent ACoE decision and aggressive movements to begin drilling by DAPL, but we do not believe this stand is close to over. Help us keep this story alive, help us bring this stand to the offices of people investing in DAPL and legislators who are turning a blind eye to civil rights and rule of law being steam rolled. Its time for everyone to take a stand. Share, call, write - make sure your voice is heard and if you’d like to join us in Standing Rock be sure to fill in our sign up roster at www.veterans-stand.org

Thank you,
The Veterans Stand Team

#VetStand #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife #UnitedWeStand
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Raised by 5,396 people in 1 month
Created January 27, 2017
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