Volunteer Group Helps Stranded Drivers On Reservations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Ten people on two adjacent Native American reservations in South Dakota are volunteering this winter to help stranded motorists and emergency vehicles.

These self-proclaimed road guardians on the sprawling Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations help tow vehicles, deliver fuel, change tires, provide traffic control at crash scenes and perform several other duties during a season when the lives of stranded motorists could be at risk due to bitter cold temperatures.

The volunteers never charge for their services.

Rish Little Moon is a resident of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Her vehicle slid off an icy road earlier this month.

She thought about walking home but “probably would’ve ended up with pneumonia” had three of the volunteers not showed up to help her.

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