Poplar, MT (February 12, 2015) – The Fort Peck Tribe in Poplar, Montana fulfills their goal to provide shelter for under privileged tribe members through the donation of two housing units from Lone Tree Remote Camps, LLC. Built in 2010 and 2011, two skid unit buildings, both 1,100 square feet each, were donated to the tribe to use as they see fit. Both units were delivered to a temporary site near the tribal offices on December 23, 2014 with the coordination efforts of The Honorable A. T. Stafne, Chairman of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribe. There, they will be re-located and re-assembled by the tribe and connected to tribal utilities at their convenience.
Each unit donated includes a kitchen, family room- dining combo, 5 bedrooms, 10 bunk beds, a bathroom with multiple sinks, showers, and toilets, and a laundry room. The units are designed, insulated, internally finished, and externally clad in sheet metal, to meet the needs of a subzero climate. The units were in great condition and partially furnished (beds and lockers included) when delivered.
There is a great need for additional housing within the Fort Peck Tribe. They care about the well-being of each member and have been diligent in seeking housing solutions. Lone Trees goal is to help the tribe, of whom they have a great relationship, by providing them turn-key housing. These units can house up to 20 people. “We feel honored to provide housing to the tribe at this time of year, when the cold climate of Montana dictates warm, comfortable housing,” says CEO Jamis O’Brien.
All coordination for the dismantling and shipping of the units was handled by Lone Tree in collaboration with the Economic Development Committee and Tribal Land Committee of the Fort Peck Tribe. The Honorable A.T. Stafne made this an easy transaction, and facilitated the donation at no cost to the tribe. The vote to accept this donation was voted on December 16, 2014 and unanimously approved.
Lone Tree is committed to improving and serving the local communities in which they do business. The needs of the tribe have been a priority for Lone Tree for quite some time, and the diligent efforts of the Fort Peck Tribe resulted in comfortable housing for their people. Lone Tree is grateful for the opportunity to help the tribe care for their people in first class fashion.