Lester and Linda Crow are the founders of the American Indian Benefit Alliance, or AIBA. They deliver food, clothing, blankets and more to American Indian reservations. What make their Good Works story even more awe-inspiring is that their local community is South Dakota. And Utah. And Montana. And Oklahoma. And New Mexico. And Arizona.
The Crows set up the AIBA nonprofit organization to provide support to American Indians living in poverty on reservations in the U.S. They do everything in their power to improve the quality of life for American Indian people. Lester is the great grandson of a Choctaw and Cherokee Indian.
“What Linda and Lester bring helps us reach a number of people who are in need,” explained Sister Monica, a missionary. They bring more than the everyday supplies needed for survival. They also give compassion and hopefulness to many who do not even have electricity or running water. And reaching those who need them most could be upward of 900 miles round trip, traveled by way of a Ford truck.
The Built Ford Tough® Good Works Program wanted to bring attention to uplifting work the Crows do, and Brendan Clark, host of the Good Works series and a professional bull riders celebrity, traveled to meet them in Texas.
Be sure to enter the Built Ford Tough® Good Works Sweepstakes. Ford is working with the Professional Bull Riders to give away a 2014 F-150 and a $25,000 donation to charity. You can learn how to enter here. An F-150 with EcoBoost® and a VIP trip for two to the Built Ford Tough Series PBR World Finals seems like a win for you, but it’s a win for charity as well. And you can also donate to the Rider Relief Fund, an organization that supports bull riders that have sustained serious injuries, or to the charity of your choice.
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