Straight line winds, tornadoes, hailstorms, and floods severely damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes during May and June, 2015, and again in September, 2016. This loss of housing compounded an already existing shortage of good housing for residents of the Pine Ridge reservation.
MDS is partnering with Pine Ridge Long Term Recovery Committee to build a volunteer center and complete several new builds in the spring and summer of 2019. Building materials are funded by a coalition of agencies. MDS accommodations are in mobile homes and trailers on the outskirts of Pine Ridge town.
Pine Ridge, SD is one of the Summer Youth Program project locations for Summer 2019 where youth groups will come together to serve on a project.
Read the latest weekly reports here and scroll down to see recent photos from the project.