For this reason, we're especially grateful to our allies who've supported the needs of those at Standing Rock, including friends of Clothing Matters here in our Blackport Building Community as well as those afar with whom we are aligned. We were gratified to hear that elders and medics caring for the injured were among those who received the 40 jackets we donated. One of our neighbors collected wetsuits to send for protection against water cannon assaults by police in below freezing temperatures.
We want to recognize and express appreciation for the leadership of Judy Wicks, dedicated to demonstrating the rewards and challenges of paddling upstream with confidence in the value of creating and staying a sustainable course. She traveled from Philadelphia to spend Thanksgiving at Standing Rock, serving dinner to 500 of those camped out to protect our waters and lands.
"I’m going to Standing Rock because the native people are spiritually evolved with a deep reverence for nature. In observing their leadership, I recognize the values needed to move our country forward - respect for Mother Earth and all species, cooperation, generosity, non-violence, humility and love", Wicks explains.
Check out her latest blog post to read about more about why she joined the people at Standing Rock, generously protecting our rights and resources with such strong commitment to what is in the best interest of us all. http://judywicks.com/
We're honored to know Judy Wicks as a valued customer who has thoughtfully invested in pieces from our world class collection during Clothing Matters' first decade as well as our our second.