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Santa makes an early stop at Micah’s Mission Shelter and Community Center

"I love seeing what the kids are getting as much as they probably do," says Hannah Young

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — “It’s always kids at Christmas. It’s always a great time. I love seeing what the kids are getting as much as they probably do. It’s just, it’s just always so much fun. The kids are always happy to see Santa and they always light up when they see what they get. And especially because they don’t…

Addie Loerzel of Addie’s Royal Cupcakes collects 104 backpacks for the homeless

Moorhead Mayor, Shelly Carlson and Fargo Mayor, Dr. Tim Mahoney helped deliver the backpacks

FARGO, N.D. & MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Three local shelters receive a much needed surprise from two girls in the community. “She’s always thought of other people, always and I’m really proud of her. She is always looking for that next way to give back,” Addie’s mother Marisa Loerzel said. Addie Loerzel of Addie’s Royal Cupcakes stand had a goal…

‘Freezing for a Good Reason’ participants endure a successful 44 hours outdoors.

"This was a 44 hour push and it was very successful, this is a great community and we are lucky to have the service organizations that banded together to make this happen."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — After spending a total of 44 hours outdoors bearing frigid cold temperatures, participants for the Freezing for a Good Reason event are ready to warm up indoors. “The 44 hours represented over two days represents the 22 veterans a day that commit suicide each day. So that’s why we did it for two days and the…

Shelters bring awareness to homelessness as temperatures drop

"Having emergency shelter saves lives. It saves lives certainly in the bitter cold temperatures."

FARGO-MOORHEAD – As the temperatures continue to drop, the homeless may be faced with tougher challenges. With frigid temperatures sweeping in over the next week, two local organizations are doing their best to provide relief to those seeking shelter from the cold. “We’re very aware of the temperatures that are coming. The kind of wind chills we’re expecting aren’t compatible…

Drive-up food drive brings awareness to community struggles

"In these times it's been shown that the biggest need in this community is housing and food security and so we are supporting the homeless shelter.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A local nonprofit organization is helping make sure no member in our community goes hungry Moorhead Rotary is helping support Churches United with a drive up food drive. The drive through event sought to shine a light on one of the many struggles some community members face during trying times, such as poverty and hunger. While…

Life 97.9 Receives Donations To Help Babies In Need

The station received 10,000 diapers and wipes to help a shelter in need of basic necessities for babies.

FARGO, N.D. –¬† After reading an article in the newspaper about the need of donations for premature babies in “Churches United for the Homeless”, Life 97.9 wanted to do something to help. The radio station partnered with the organization and reached out to listeners through the show and social media. They set a booth in 16 areas in North Dakota…

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and Churches United Hold Christmas Service

They say bringing Christmas to those who don't have a home makes a big difference

MOORHEAD, Minn. —¬†Christmas is a time for gathering with your loved ones, but some people may not have a place to go. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church teamed up with Churches United for the Homeless to bring some Christmas joy to people who need a place to stay. “For some of them they’re staying in the shelter, they don’t have a…

Junkyard Brewing Company Holds “Freeze Out” Winter Festival and Coat Drive

Winter gear collected will go towards Churches United for the Homeless

MOORHEAD, Minn. —¬†Junkyard Brewing is putting on their first Winter Festival, and it’s all for a good cause. People can donate coats, boots, scarves, and any other winter gear. Everything collected will go towards Churches United for the Homeless. There are also games for people to enjoy, and Junkyard will be donating one dollar for every pint of beer sold….