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Rolling River First Nation distributes care packages to every household on reserve – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202031 Views

Manitoba community organized and delivered food parcels as a ‘form of comfort’ during pandemic

Apr 06, 2020

One First Nation in southern Manitoba has helped their members during the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing care packages to every household on the reserve.

“As a leader, it definitely brings peace of mind,” said Samantha Wilson.

Wilson is a band councillor from Rolling River First Nation, just over 200 kilometres west of Winnipeg.

On March 30, a group of volunteers from the community packaged and distributed 144 care packages to every single house on the reserve as well as 14 packages for band members living in the nearby town of Erickson.

“There is some form of comfort that we can provide for them, to know that we’ve reached out to them and have done what we could for them to make sure they are OK in this worrisome time,” said Wilson.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/rolling-river-coronavirus-care-packages-1.5521735

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