Community Service

Volunteers from Microsoft Team Up to Clean House of Coworker’s Father

The cleanup was part of United Way of Cass-Clay's "Day of Caring"

FARGO, N.D. — A few weeks away from his 70th birthday, Darrell Eck received an early birthday gift from his daughter and her coworkers: a freshly-cleaned home. “Now he doesn’t have to come here and clean so I think he’s very excited and it’ll be nice for him to come home to a comfortable clean house. When it comes to cleaning,…

Truck Drivers Come Together to Help Out Special Olympics North Dakota

More than 75 drivers took part in the truck convoy

FARGO, N.D. — Truck drivers have teamed up to rev up their engines, honk their horns, and go on a little journey, all to make a big impact for some of their favorite athletes. “They’re just special in their own way. They’re normal people, they do normal stuff. To hear their stories in sports and stuff is pretty cool,” said Chad…

First Ever “Live United Community Carnival” Supports United Way of Cass-Clay

The event was hosted by First International Bank and Trust

FARGO, N.D. — Kids got a chance to burn off their leftover summertime fuel at a new event supporting United Way of Cass- Clay. Staff members at First International Bank and Trust decided to get creative with their annual community event at Rheault Park. “We wanted to come up with an event that the community could partake with us and that’s…

Volunteers Team Up to Build a Handicap Accessible Ramp for Man Battling Cancer

George Rick of Moorhead is battling stage four liver cancer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For many years, George Rick made an impact on his neighborhood by lending a hand whenever he could. “Well he was always willing to help people when they needed help. I know he helped people build garages and do roofs and put in windows. He’s just always there to help people,” said Eileen Rick, George’s wife. But when…

A Quest for Community Service Nationwide: Couple Stops in Fargo to Help Out at HERO

John-Michael and Tara Elmore rearranged shelves and organized medical supplies at HERO

FARGO, N.D. — There aren’t a lot of married couples who live out of a van and spend a year traveling from state to state. However, John–Michael and Tara Elmore are not just going on a nationwide road trip. Instead, they’re making a difference through community service. “We wanted to travel, we wanted to see all 50 states, and we said…

Moorhead Woman Gathers Backpacks from United Way to Donate to Others

Chanon Anderson has collected backpacks for New American children for the last five years

FARGO, N.D. — Stacks upon stacks of backpacks lined the walls inside the FargoDome, but a select few were stacked in bins, handled with care, and delivered to one Moorhead woman. However, Chanon Anderson isn’t keeping any to herself. “It’s just, you know, to help the families out, it’s like Christmas to me to give the kids their backpacks, the joy…

Fergus Falls Mowing Club Goes Around City to Beautify Lawns

The club donates lawn mowers and finds out about lawns through referrals

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Volunteers came together in Fergus Falls to mow some lawns and make a difference in their community. The Fergus Falls Mowing Club started this summer as a way for people to break out their lawn mowers in order to enhance their neighbors’ lawns. One way the club is making more of a difference was through its first…

ND & SD Girl Scouts Honored With Gold Awards

Nine girl scouts were awarded the 2018 Girl Scout Gold Award for their time and service dedicated to their communities

FARGO, N.D. – 9 girl scouts from North Dakota and South Dakota were awarded the 2018 Girl Scout Gold Award for their time and service dedicated to their communities. One award recipient devoted her project to a passion of hers. “It’s a program that focuses on girls on the prairie and what life was like before technology,” 2018 Girl Scout Gold…

Oak Grove Students Hold Car Wash to Support Guatemala Volcano Victims

The student volunteers hold a car wash to raise funds for organizations in Guatemala

FARGO, N.D. — For the past ten years, students from Oak Grove Lutheran School have gone to Guatemala to volunteer with local children. “The kids just run up to you and you’re just enveloped in this incredible community, and everyone just grows together,” said Carly Benusa, a recent Oak Grove graduate who attended the trip last year. Last week, Carly…

Great Plains Food Bank Receives $102,000 Donation from CHS

The food bank has received more than $885,000 from CHS since 2011

FARGO, N.D. — Great Plains Food Bank received a big boost from the Northland Region of CHS Country Operations. They donated over $102,000 to help out several food pantries across North Dakota. Ever since 2011, CHS, the nation’s leading farmer–owned cooperative, has donated over $880,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank. The partnership is fueled by the cooperative’s initiative to eradicate…