Dr. Sabrina is an active member of the Love Has No Color humanitarian world project. Started by chiropractors, Dr. Kevin Pallis and Dr. Ed Plentz, Love Has No Color is a group of chiropractors dedicated to bring hope to First Nations children in North America. Love Has No Color members fundraise and donate time and money to put on a summertime Kids Fun Day on the Fort Peck and Spirit Lake Reservations and bring Christmas cheer in December. In addition to bringing joy, smiles and loving attention, members also bring brand new toys, backpacks, school supplies, shoes, winter jackets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and sports equipment. Dr. Sabrina’s office fundraises twice per year for backpacks in the spring and winter jackets in the fall. Donations are welcome throughout the year.
We’ve had it hard in BC because of COVID19, but the Fort Peck Indian Reservation has been devastated by the pandemic lockdown.
Pre-COVID19, they already had a 70% unemployment rate, high rates of addiction, and chronic health problems. The pandemic lockdowns meant an increase in abuse, violence, drug overdose, and loss of school lunches, positive environment, and hope.
We don’t want the kids to think we’ve abandoned them. Please help us by donating to our annual backpack drive or by referring new patients to our office. Dr. Sabrina is kickstarting it with a personal donation of $2500 and will add another $50 per new patient who comes to the office between June 1st and July 31st. In addition, we are also raising funds to build new playgrounds for the kids and healthy non-perishable food.
To make an online donation, please visit the following website and click the red “Donate” button:
We will also be accepting donations in-person at our clinic.
Once we have achieved our donation goal for the annual backpack drive, all other proceeds will go towards Love Has No Color’s larger project:
Playgrounds and Park Beautification
We will be refurbishing two parks on the Fort Peck Native American Reservation in August. We will be collecting donations to purchase picnic tables, BBQ pits, fire pits, swing sets, jungle gyms, and garbage cans. The parks are currently in a sad state of disrepair. They are an overgrown mess with no equipment, very little grass, and garbage strewn everywhere. The beauty of this project is that the high school student council will be maintaining the parks year-round. Most families on the Reservation don’t have yards for their kids to play in and now, more than ever in these uncertain times, the children need social interaction with other children. This social interaction is essential for families living in third-world conditions. Won’t you help us? Our goal is to collect at least $50,000.
Letter From Kenny Smoker, Health Promotion Disease Prevention of the Fort Peck Tribes
Hello to supporters of Love Has No Color,
My name is Kenny Smoker Jr., Health Program Specialist of the Fort Peck Tribes, located on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. We have been working with Dr. Kevin and his group, Love Has No Color, for the past 16 years. The mission of Love Has No Color is to help restore the hope, health, and dignity of the kids on the Reservation.
People on our Reservation, as well as most Reservations, were particularly hard hit because of the devastating effects of the Corona virus.
People in poverty and third world conditions seem to be the ones that suffer the most.
Especially hard hit are the elderly and at-risk individuals with chronic illness. Our population deals with diabetes, cancer, heart problems, alcohol, drug challenges, etc. The panic and fear associated with the virus is something we’ve never witnessed on the Reservation. As surprising as it may sound, another demographic that was really affected was our elders and children. They have enough challenges facing them without all of the doubt and fear of a pandemic.
Schools closing translated into fewer meals for each child, along with less structure and more uncertainty in these kids’ lives. The limited access to socializing with other kids creates much emotional hardship and further isolates an already isolated community.
It’s easy for children on the Reservation to lose hope in our environment and now this pandemic has complicated things even worse.
Dr. Kevin and Love Has No Color has agreed to help us beautify a park or maybe two by cleaning them up and building BBQ pits, jungle gyms, and swing sets. This will really help out the families and kids right now and also into the future.
Creating a sense of community and social involvement is more important now than ever.
We invite you to donate to such a worthy cause and also would like to invite you to come visit the Reservation in August so you can see your donations at work.
Kenny Smoker Jr.
Health Program Specialist
Fort Peck Tribes
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