GIVING HEARTS DAY

Local Red Cross Seeking More Than Money On Giving Hearts Day

The local chapter held a blood drive on Thursday afternoon, the first time they've done so on Giving Hearts Day

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Blood Drives are essential at any time of the year but even more so on a day that’s aimed at donating. As organizations across the area rally financial support on Giving Hearts Day, the American Red Cross of Eastern North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota is taking it a step further. “You know, today is giving hearts…

LIVE: Giving Hearts Day Gets Off To Quick Start

Giving Hearts Day Looks A Little Different During A Pandemic

  Pat Traynor, Executive Director of the Dakota Medical Foundation, tells us that this year’s Giving Hearts Day is off to a faster start than previous years. A lot of non-profits are in greater need this year because of the effects of the pandemic. They’ve changed things a bit this year, including adding a sweepstakes for the first time with…

Fargo man experiencing homelessness sheds light on importance of local shelters

New Life Center in Fargo is raising awareness about homelessness in our community

FARGO, N.D. — For those without a home, the frigid cold can be a matter of life and death. Michael’s phone call to the New Life Center in Fargo came after spending weeks out on the streets. “That phone call was the greatest thing in my life at this time,” he says. Michael had lost his job after a car…

LIVE: Help Honor Flight Take Off Again This Giving Hearts Day

Flights And Fundraising Grounded During Pandemic

  Thursday is Giving Hearts Day, and one organization is looking for help getting back up off the ground after COVID shut things down in 2020. The Veterans Honor Flight couldn’t take any local veterans to see the monuments built in their honor in Washington, D.C. last year. Their fundraising efforts were also derailed during the pandemic. They’re hoping to…

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…

West Fargo author reads to middle school students to inspire them to give back

Sawyer Anderson wrote Water Works in response to learning about the water crisis in Africa

FARGO, N.D. — After Sawyer Anderson’s father took a trip to Africa, he informed his daughter of some unfortunate circumstances children in that country go through. “There are kids my age carrying buckets of water on their heads, walking three miles to get water and the water isn’t clean,” Anderson said. “I just wanted to imagine me – I wouldn’t…

Natural Pet Center hosts animal-loving charities for Giving Hearts Day

CATS Cradle Shelter, Minn-Kota Paaws and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue are still accepting online donations

FARGO, N.D. — Natural Pet Center in Fargo is hosting three animal-loving charities at its store for Giving Hearts Day. CATS Cradle Shelter, Minn-Kota Paaws and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue are accepting in-person and online donations all day. Those who stop in to donate in person get free gifts like doggy treats and gift cards. They also get the…

Sheriff Jesse Jahner gets “heartastic” haircut for a special cause

He's hoping to encourage the community to raise money for the Jail Chaplains

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a special haircut for a special cause. As part of Giving Hearts Day, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner vowed to shave hearts into his head if the Jail Chaplains charity raises $100,000. That would then be matched to equal a total of $200,000 for the organization. Although the charity’s goal hasn’t been fully reached, Sheriff Jahner…

Generosity of donors sweeps Red River Valley for Giving Hearts Day

The millions of dollars raised are being put right back into communities across the region

RED RIVER VALLEY — Raising a child who has mobility challenges can be tough. “All too often, you kind of get discounted and put off to the side when you’re in a wheelchair. You have a mobility challenge, you can’t, you don’t know where you fit in and that’s where Hope comes in. You know, we welcome everybody into our…