Propane Drive Concert for Pine Ridge at Stocks & Bonds
July 19 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BSO’s annual summer show to help replenish the propane fund to help elders on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation stay warm in the freezing South Dakota winter. $10 at the door. Three great acts: The Mercurys, The Willards, Little Joe McCarthy. Please save the date, July 19, 3-7 pm, and/or donate HERE.
Doors at 2pm
3pm Little Joe McCarty
4pm The Willards
5:30pm The Mercurys
Please save any Toy Donations until the Winter Toy Drives. $10 Cash or Check Donation (or more) at the door please. ATM Available on-site.
(FYI, Stocks & Bonds is a 600 capacity venue, but we will limit attendance to 150 at any one time, so Social Distancing will be easily maintained. BSO is concerned for the welfare of our members and guests, musicians, and venue team members. Everyone should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend shows during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19, and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. Masks are encouraged and all venue restrictions must be observed.
Stocks and Bonds will be enforcing all protocols that have been put in place by the Health Department, City, and State. Attendance will be limited to enable safe social distancing, including a maximum of 8 people per table and all tables a minimum of 6′ apart.
Regardless of your personal comfort level, regarding going out to venues at this time, please be extremely considerate of avoiding other’s personal space.
We look forward to once again sharing great music with all of you!)
The primary heating source on the Pine Ridge Reservation is propane and many families can not afford this necessity. Propane tanks are either 250 or 500 gallons. The local propane company, Dakota Plains, has a minimum delivery of 75 gallons. In 2014, a 75 gallon delivery cost $200. This amount may only heat a home for about 2-3 weeks, depending on usage. With severe blizzards and average winter temperatures reaching 10 °F and below, heating is a crucial matter of survival for these families.
This is an emergency heating fund that will deliver much needed propane to the neediest families. We will be accepting donations of any amount year-round. Purchasing propane in the Spring and Summer is considerably cheaper and will help carry your donation to more people. Online Donations can be made here.
The Toy Drive for Pine Ridge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that collects and delivers toys for children of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and raises heating fund donations to purchase propane for elder households.
The U.S. Census Bureau and BIA list Pine Ridge as the most poverty-stricken area in the United States. Our fact sheet provides data regarding issues on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
The Toy Drive started in 2003 with Larry Dunn—an Omaha musician also known as Lash LaRue. In 2003, Dunn arranged a benefit concert to collect toys for Pine Ridge children, with several musician friends volunteering to perform at the event.
Each year has added more concerts and other events, such as radiothons, summer events and concerts outside Omaha. Because of the growth of the Toy Drive, Dunn expanded its reach on Pine Ridge, offering a variety of assistance over the years: providing resources to a medical clinic on the reservation, educational resources for schools, resources for suicide prevention groups and establishing the heating fund.
The Toy Drive currently partners with multiple schools and early childhood centers for the toy giveaways in mid-December, and continues the heating fund each year.
Without the support of community donations and volunteer efforts to assist residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the Toy Drive would simply not exist. Thank you.
Dunn and the Toy Drive were recognized by the United Way of the Midlands in 2010 at their 55th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon for representing top community spirit and volunteerism in an ethnic population.
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