It is a call to service to help a neighbor. Katie Vazquez is the Youth Advisor at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha and she says when members heard about a tragic situation near Macy, Nebraska they decided to do something to help.
The 60 year old water line has been plagued with breaks and leaks and crews are working to make the repairs but progress is very slow due to limited or no resources. The reservation sits at a 90% unemployment rate due to no ability to create industry and to build an economy.
St. Robert’s youth group is gathering donations of water, hand sanitizer, baby wipes and cash donations for gas to distribute the water to residents on the reservation. They are filling a donated truck this coming Saturday.
Any Nebraskan wanting to make a donation can contact Vazquez at 402-689-4438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.