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Jamestown Correctional Center inmates find creative way to give gifts of comfort

The inmates are crocheting hats, blankets and even hacky sacks.

  JAMESTOWN, N.D.- Inmates at James River Correctional Center are taking the time to help those in need. It all started with an unusual request made by an inmate more than a decade ago. “One resident asking me for some yarn,” says Chaplain Mark Hanes from the James River Correctional Center. The inmate was looking for a way to pass…

Concordia College’s SALT association provides comfort for community

Project supports local hospital patients with blankets

MOORHEAD, Minn.– As the seasons change and the temperatures drop, Concordia’s ‘Students and Alumni Linked Together’ association partner up with non-profit ‘Project Linus’ by providing comfort and security through blankets. “Project Linus itself is a community, I think the chapter in the Fargo/Moorhead area, they bring in the cutting supplies and their expertise as far as the dimensions of each…

ND Highway Patrol stresses importance of driving carefully during winter

Last Friday, they saw sixteen crashes in a three hour period.

NORTH DAKOTA – With winter already in full swing, officers are stressing the importance of being cautious when driving on the roads. The state patrol say most accidents happen usually on bridge decks, and entrance and exit routes because those areas usually get icier quicker than most roads. Last Friday, they saw sixteen crashes in a three hour period. They…

12–Year Old Fargo Girl Wants To Help Others Stay Warm This Winter

A blanket she received during diagnosis motivated her to create an organization

FARGO, N.D. — Olivia Allen was diagnosed with Epilepsy after suffering from seizures as a young child. During that time, a blanket she received made her feel calm. She wanted for people who were going through hardships to have the same feeling of comfort. That’s why she created a non–profit organization called “Warm Blanket Hugs,” providing blankets to those in…

Serve With the Herd: NDSU Celebrates Homecoming By Giving Back

More than 100 students volunteered at local organizations

FARGO, N.D. — Homecoming week is all about celebrating the pride you have for your school. But at NDSU, students are showing off their Bison spirit by doing something nice for someone else while also changing their point of view. “Being able to go and give that relief back to others and kind of see what’s around you rather than…

Project Linus Provides Blankets for Children in Need

As a nonprofit organization, their mission statement is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need with homemade blankets

FARGO, N.D.– Project Linus teams up with NDSU’s Phi Beta Lambda to help make blankets for children. As a nonprofit organization, their mission statement is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need with homemade blankets. “They are making an impact on someone’s life,” said parliamentarian for…

People Gather to Make Blankets to Support Project Linus

Blankets go to children in need across Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Dozens of people in Moorhead fired up their sewing machines to help bring warmth to children in need this winter. Project Linus is a non–profit organization that donates blankets to traumatized or at–risk children. Volunteers gathered at the Moorhead Armory to put together blankets that will touch the lives of others. The organization’s mission serves as an…

Local Businesses Donate to Essentia Health’s Emergency Department Supply Drive

Patients in need will be able to leave the hospital with warm clothes, blankets, toys and other items

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption   FARGO, ND — People going through some of life’s most traumatic moments are getting a little extra help thanks to Essentia Health and generous local businesses. Nearly a dozen businesses collected items for the…

The Salvation Army’s “Canteen” Gets an Upgrade

A van which gives cooked meals and other resources to disaster victims is new and improved

FARGO, N.D. — Disaster relief just got a facelift in the FM area, thanks to a new canteen. The Salvation Army dedicated their new and improved “canteen” unit, upgrading an 18 year old mobile kitchen. It can provide cooked meals, water, blankets and other supplies to people affected by disasters in Cass and Clay counties. Major Byron Medlock with the…

River Pointe Senior Living Takes Part In Project Linus

Senior Citizens contributed to Project Linus by making blankets for children

River Pointe Senior Living made blankets for the needy over a plate of pigs in a blanket. Senior citizens gave back with Project Linus, a project providing homemade security blankets to children in need. The blankets are then delivered to places such as hospitals, adoption and foster care agencies and women’s shelters. People at River Pointe were also treated with a…