Jan 25, 2009
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Finally, something in the main stream media…
Kim Murphy has a piece in today’s LA Times with yet another example of the hardships rural Alaskans are going through this winter.
She writes of a 61-year-old woman in the village of Tuluksak who had run out of wood , fuel oil and money. She also had very little food. It was not until three days later that neighbors learned of her troubles and used what little gas they had to haul wood to her home. They offered what little food they could spare but nobody has more than just enough.
I wrote a letter to the editor asking that they do follow up stories about other villages that are also struggling and about how we are helping Ann’s village. Also about how we’re sending flat rate boxes and donating through SPAN Alaska. Maybe if Kim Murphy sees the letter she can put SPAN Alaska in touch with someone in Tuluksak.
In the mean time write a letter to the LA Times thanking them for running the story and encourage them to follow up with more coverage and ways people can help.