Gladys Ray Shelter

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…

Downtown Fargo memorial honors fallen homeless victims

"I think a lot of people don't recognize how many individuals are homeless on any given night within our community."

FARGO, N.D. — A service in Downtown Fargo honors the homeless who have lost their lives while having no place to call home. The Fargo-Moorhead Coalition to End Homelessness sets up the memorial every year on the winter solstice. The night symbolizes the longest night of the year which brings awareness to the cold and long winter nights the homeless…

LIVE: Claus For A Cause, Fargo’s SantaCon Combines Holiday Spirit And Charity

The Bar Crawl/Charity Event Takes Over Downtown Fargo Saturday, December 7th

  A couple hundred Santas will swarm downtown Fargo ahead Christmas this Saturday, and you can join them in the spirit of giving. Fargo’s SantaCon is in its 10th year. The bar crawl starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at the downtown VFW. But this isn’t just Chris Kringles throwing back drinks. They’re collecting supplies and donations for the Gladys Ray…

Wide Gap Between Homeless Native American Population and Services in Metro Area

They said this mostly has to do with deeply rooted generational, cultural and historical problems.

FARGO, N.D. — Experts said there’s a huge gap between homeless Native Americans and local service providers. A recent report shows roughly three in 10¬†homeless people in the F-M area are Native American. More than 100 emergency shelter care providers and social workers from the area are working to¬†break down cultural barriers with Native American homeless persons. “We’re trying to…