U.S. Census Bureau statistics underscore the economic disparities facing Native Americans: Their median household income is $35,062, a third less than the national median income of $50,046. Nearly 30 percent of the Native population lives poverty, compared to the 15.3 percent nationwide average. About one-third of Native Americans lack health insurance, as well. During this holiday season, Hoosiers with reservation connections are collecting coats and clothes for the children of the Wanblee community on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. "Success of getting them out there is dependent upon getting enough gas money together to get out there and back," said organizer Kylo Prince. To help support the trip, Max's Place at 108 W. 6th St. in Bloomington is hosting a "Groovin' for Gas to Pine Ridge" from 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. The lineup includes Indian flute music by Bill Whitefeather, bluegrass and rock 'n roll, plus a silent auction and 50/50 draw. Donations of clothes and coats are also welcome. Cover is $4.