South Dakota Red Cross Branch Responds To Propane Shortage

Revelation 6:5-6 NAS When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine."

Editor's Note: The rider of the black horse carries with him famine and economic collapse, signified by the weighing scales and the exorbitant prices for food and other resources.

With propane prices rising and temperatures falling, thousands of people in South Dakota are worried that they won’t be able to heat their homes.

“If you think about 57,000 households in South Dakota or about 70 percent of people in the state who use propane for heating, that’s a real impact on our state,” said Senator John Thune.

Senator Thune has been working hard for relief aid from the federal government, including sending a personal letter to President Obama.

Until federal aid arrives, the Red Cross has stepped in, providing residents in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe with warm places to stay, hot meals, and extra supplies.

“…our concern was making sure they had a warm, safe place to be and that they had safe food to eat while they were waiting for the cold to break or to get propane resupplied at their homes,” said Dan Kuecker, the Disaster Program Manager for Western South Dakota for the American Red Cross.

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  1. I’m in northeast Indiana and our propane skyrocketed to $6+/gal with a 130 gal restriction. And during constant sub-zero temps that fuel doesn’t last very long!

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