Homeless

ND Lawmakers Debating on Reduced Funding for Homeless Shelters

The state Legislature has given $2 million and $1.5 million the past two years in one-time funding for the North Dakota Homeless Grant

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Lawmakers are considering reducing funding for homeless shelters around North Dakota. The state Legislature has given $2 million and $1.5 million the past two years in one-time funding for the North Dakota Homeless Grant. This year, the grant will probably not exceed $300,000. April Fairfield of the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People says the cuts…

North Dakota Kings, Golden Drive Homeless Kids Pitching in at Food Pantry

Youth hockey players helped volunteer at the emergency food shelter

FARGO, N.D. — The youth hockey players are helping stock shelves at the Emergency Food Pantry. Thirty hockey players from the North Dakota Kings took a break from the ice to help volunteer for those in need. They spent the afternoon helping people at the Emergency Food Pantry shop for food, bag their items and refill the shelves with the…

Helping the Homeless Stay Healthy

A seminar was held to improve healthy lifestyles for those who are homeless

FARGO, N.D. — We’re in the midst of flu season and health experts say this is the most crucial time to keep homeless people in mind. Health Impacts of Homelessness was held at Fargo Cass Public Health to talk about ways to help homeless people stay healthy. A number of agencies presented ways to help the less fortunate in the…

Fire Leaves Family of Seven Homeless

An early morning fire leaves a family of seven homeless

A family of seven is homeless after a fire gutted their home in Emerado, North Dakota. The fire was reported around 3a.m. in a unit of a duplex in the northeast part of town, just off Highway 2. All occupants, including a neighbor in the second unit of the duplex, were outside when fire units arrived. The other unit was damaged…

Two Local Fargo Women Who Created ‘Matthews Voice Project’ Are Being Awarded

Matthews Voice Project helps to aid studens in Fargo Public Schools that are homeless

Monday’s 17th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration will award three people the Fargo Human Relations Award. One of the awards will go to the creators of Matthew’s Voice Project. Matthew’s Voice Project started out as something minimum and ended up impacting more lives than originally planned. Known as ‘MVP’, it’s an effort to assist students in Fargo public schools that…

Giving Back and Getting Back: Salvation Army Christmas Eve Meal

An over 20-year-long tradition continues to grow and spread joy.

FARGO, N.D. For more than 20 years, Community Presbyterian Church of West Fargo and the Salvation Army have hosted a special Christmas Eve meal for those in need in the area. Christmas Eve is a busy time at the Salvation Army’s location downtown. Each year, they feed around 170 people. At 80–years–old, Marvin L. Snyder has been homeless for much…