Dorothy Day House

Moorhead Rotary Club Hosts Food Drive For Churches United

More than 30 people dropped off food items.

MOORHEAD, Minn- The Moorhead Rotary Club is no stranger to helping out when a hand is needed. “People need food and we have the time and the energy to do it.” The club says the country is still facing trying times. “They’ve lost jobs, they need to feed their families, with the COVID pandemic that has only exacerbated things, so…

Churches United Showing Off Changes Made Over Past Year in Open House

They homeless shelter opens its space to the public every other year

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Of all the different ages, genders and races that sleep over at Churches United on any given night, there’s one thing they can all relate to. “The one common denominator that we have found in everybody who comes here is the lack of support systems,” said Babs Coler, chief development officer at Churches United. It’s something the…

Shelters Come Together: Churches United, Dorothy Day House Merge

Churches United takes over control of both Dorothy Day House and Food Pantry

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two homeless shelters in Moorhead merged in order to serve more people in the community. Churches United takes control of the Dorothy Day Food Pantry and Shelter. Both the shelter and food pantry will continue to use the Dorothy Day name, but Churches United will handle all the oversight and management of its programs. Pastor Sue Koesterman, the…

Local Chef Gives Back to Homeless Shelter With Christmas Meal

Jason Halvorson also cooked a meal for the Perry Center Maternity Home in West Fargo

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local chef uses his techniques to get people around the dinner table and remember what the holidays are all about. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how a menu is doing a little more than filling some stomachs at a nearby homeless shelter. Jason Halvorson was raised by two women: his mother and his grandmother. But they both…

Longfellow Fifth Graders Donate Blankets to Dorothy Day Food Pantry

The students collected blankets and also made their own to give to those in need

FARGO, N.D. — Fifth graders at Longfellow Elementary donated blankets and other winter gear to the Dorothy Day Food Pantry in Moorhead. The students collected more than 100 blankets, and even made some of their own out of fleece. The project is part of how Longfellow Elementary is looking to expand service learning projects to all grades. One fifth grade teacher…

Volunteers Install New Fence at Dorothy Day House in Moorhead

The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead helped repair the new fence

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Volunteers teamed up to install a new fence at the Dorothy Day House in Moorhead. The Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Fargo–Moorhead pitched in to lend a few extra helping hands to repair the aging fence. Volunteers hammered in wood panels, replaced rotting wood, and sealed off any additional cracks in the support. Some of…