Help for Storm Battered Sioux Tribe Pours in After Keith Olbermann Plea

Help for Storm Battered Sioux Tribe Pours in After Keith Olbermann Plea

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snowed-in-tribe.msnbcvid.jpgMembers of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe were overwhelmed by the humanitarian response from viewers of an MSNBC-TV news program after a dangerous snow and ice storm knocked down hundreds of power lines and electricity to thousands of homes for 15 days.

After the state of North Dakota would only allocate $8,000 in January for repairs, and thousands remained stranded, Keith Olbermann highlighted the plight of the tribal members, and within 48 hours more than $250,000 had been raised.

Watch the inspiring update below, or at MSNBC

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