HARVEY

“218 to Texas” Rallying Minnesotans to Help Hurricane Victims

The initiative is also working on plans to help those in southern Florida

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — A grassroots group in Park Rapids is rallying northern Minnesotans to bring bottled water to Texas. “You’re sitting online, you’re hitting the sad face button, you’re hitting the like button, the angry button,” said Jenny Larson with the initiative. “I don’t wanna do that. I wanna do something.” The group 218 to Texas is collecting donations…

United Blood Services in Desperate Need of Donors in Wake of Hurricane Harvey, Irma’s Impending Landfall

They are also doing it to prepare for situations like natural disasters

FARGO, ND — United Blood Services needs donations, and they need them now. From the everyday people in Fargo who have blood transfusions, to the people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, blood donations are important to patients around the country. Bob Seigel has donated blood for over 45 years. “It’s more of a habit than anything else,” Seigel said….

How You Can Reach Out to Hurricane Victims with Help from the Red Cross Dakotas Region

The American Red Cross continues to send volunteers from around the country to help keep the death toll from rising

FARGO, ND — At least 40 people have lost their lives in Texas since Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The American Red Cross continues to send volunteers from around the country to help keep the death toll from rising. Lynn Speral, CEO of the Red Cross Dakotas Region is in our studio. NICK BROADWAY: Lynn, a lot of people want to…

Volunteers in Wahpeton Pick a Truckload of Corn for Harvey Victims

It took the team of more than fifty volunteers less than two hours to fill the semi trailer

WAHPETON, ND — A team of volunteers is helping hurricane Harvey victims all the way from Wahpeton. An annual haul of sweet corn which usually goes to local food banks is being sent to Texas. A field of sweet corn outside Wahpeton’s Ford dealership is in its harvest. These crops are planted and maintained by volunteers. The yield typically goes…

F-M Area Prepares to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Twenty-two people have already been deployed to Houston

FARGO, ND — At least 23 people have died in Hurricane Harvey which has just been downgraded to a tropical depression. The Red Cross Dakotas Region is offering training to those that want to step up and help in the Gulf Coast. The American Red Cross website crashed Tuesday, after receiving too many volunteer applications to help Hurricane Harvey’s victims….

Dilworth Police Officers Hauling Donated Supplies to Harvey Victims in Texas

Police Chief Ty Sharpe says bottled water, diapers, groceries, pet food and Walmart gift cards are among the items being accepted

DILWORTH, Minn. — Two people from the Dilworth Police Department plan to take a truck and trailer of supplies to Texas to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. It’s parked at Walmart in Dilworth and it’s filling up fast. Police Chief Ty Sharpe says bottled water, diapers, groceries, pet food and Walmart gift cards are among the items being accepted. Non-perishable…

Jamestown Animal Shelter Taking in Animals from Louisiana

The shelter is expected to get up to four dogs in the next week.

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Beware of Donating to Harvey Victim Scams

Also watch out for fraudulent charitable solicitations that prey on the goodness of people seeking to help those in need

  NATIONAL — People are being advised to watch out for scams in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. They could include unsolicited email, social media messages, crowdfunding pitches or telephone calls promoting investment pools or bonds to help storm victims. Investors are also being warned about bogus water-removal or purification technologies, electricity-generating devices and distressed real estate remediation programs. Also…

North Dakota Gas Prices May Jump Due to Hurricane Harvey

Houston Residents Evacuated to Higher Ground

HOUSTON, TX — A friend of KVRR morning meteorologist Scott Sincoff has been evacuated from Houston. Chris Ramirez is a senior at Mississippi State. He said he and his family were evacuated from Houston due to the massive flooding. The deluge caused lots of damage for property owners. Although the rain has lightened up, Ramirez said flooding may get worse….