school supplies, food being collected
local volunteer group, Friends of American Indians on Reservations
(FAIR), is collecting non-perishable food, school supplies and winter
coats for Native Americans. The goods will aid Lakota families on
Pine Ridge Reservation in Oglala, S.D., many of whom lost everything
in a June 4 tornado.
Steele, who retired from U.Va.'s Radiology department in June, founded
FAIR in 1991. He and his wife, Pat, who still works in Radiology,
collect donations each year and take their own vacation time to
drive the goods to people of the Navajo and Sioux tribes. This year,
the truck will leave Sept. 9.
who would like to make a donation can call 971-7105 or 924-9377
to arrange for a pick-up.