I just read a Tweet “Attawapiskat being compared to Haiti except it’s 40 degrees colder”
Below, I’ve pasted an article by my friend MP Charlie Angus.
Attawapiskat, is home to my friends (I even have a a few families that call me their southern son) and right now they need our help.
So there’s a couple of things I am thinking about.
My annual campout: For the past two years, I have camped out the first few days of March break to raise awareness and funds for Attawapiskat and other First Nation reserves. When there are families spending the entire winter in tents, the least I can do is spend a couple of days to help.
This year I want to do it BIG. I’m thinking maybe I can get kids camping out right accross Canada. See, I can raise maybe $5,000 on my own, but if I can get even 100 kids doing the same thing; thats half a million dollars to help Attawapiskat. The same amount the government has just promised to help fix some of the homes.
How awesome would it be if a bunch of kids were able to do more than the government?
Right now, there are a lot of people hearing about Attawapiskat for the first time. A lot of them (maybe you) are asking what they can do. Or – even better – they are starting to collect food, clothing and blankets and things to help the people. Right now, my parents and I are looking and talking to a bunch of organizations and will be posting a list and information about where to drop stuff off or where you can send money.
My dad was talking to Rosie (my friend Rob’s mom) Koosyachin. They live in Attawapiskat and do a lot to help the homeless and elders who don’t have much. She said that the most needed items are:
non perishable food items
Remember what I like to say: Think of an idea to change your world then put it into acton. Do something!
Now’s your chance.
Here’s the link to the Huffington Post Article: