homelessness

New Life Center Volunteer Raise Homelessness Awareness By Sleeping Outside

There is more than 1,000 people without a home in the F-M area.

FARGO, N.D. – In an effort to raise awareness, a group of six volunteers from the Fargo New Life Center will be sleeping in tents each night until Giving Hearts on Thursday. “It’s not to say, hey look at us, we’re homeless, but it’s just to draw attention to the fact that there are many individuals who struggle with homes, and…

Community Leaders Talk About Housing Bonds For Working Class People

The Goal Is To Help Combat Homelessness In Minnesota

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Community members, local politicians and social workers packed into the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. The point of the meeting is to address the local and statewide issue of homelessness. “Every Minnesotan deserves to have a safe, dignified place to call home and the resources that they need to be stable in their housing,” Executive Director…

Organization Brings “Joy” To People In Need

The event is expected to serve more than 300 people in 5 different locations.

FARGO, N.D.- “My goal someday is to go to bed on Christmas Eve Night and know that everybody in Fargo-Moorhead had a good meal and got a gift.” This is what motivated Marisa Bengston Loerzel to start the Joy Project in 2013. “Our goal is to serve people who are homeless, who are struggling with homelessness or just need some…

The Salvation Army Provides Christmas Meals To Families In The F-M Community

A veteran who received the Christmas Food Box shares his struggles.

FARGO, N.D.- “I wouldn’t be standing here if people didn’t take the time to help me, be there and that was 90 percent of it. And they said, one day, you’ll pass this on. You may not get anyone sober, but you may help somebody else,” says P.J, who is receiving a Christmas food box. P.J is a Veteran who…

Golden Drive Gives Back To People In Need

Kids and families are given a goodie bag filled with basic necessities, winter clothing and toys.

FARGO, N.D.- For Sue Baron, it all started with a crayon. “I picked up the crayon, the coloring crayon at a job I was at. I picked that up in 2012, I was simply going to buy coloring books and drop them off at a shelter, but as you can see that has changed, that has changed,” says Sue Baron,…

New Life Center Holds “Meal at the Mission” to Raise Awareness

People can learn about programs and take a tour

FARGO, N.D. — The New Life Center is showing the community how they’re helping men and families experiencing homelessness. They do a Meal at the Mission the third Thursday of every month, where people can come in and learn about what the center does and take a tour. Staff are already talking about overflow for the winter, where they take…

Golden Drive Homeless Kids Holds BBQ to Raise Awareness

They're getting the word out about their big community event

FARGO, N.D. — Golden Drive Homeless Kids is getting the word out about an upcoming gathering while also raising money. The organization held a BBQ outside of Cash Wise on 13th Avenue where they served up hot dogs and brats. The BBQ will continue tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Golden Drive is having its big community event next…

F-M Coalition to End Homelessness Holds Summit to Discuss Strategies, Progress

They released a report about the state of homelessness in the metro

FARGO, N.D. –Not everyone is able to go to bed in a safe place tonight. According to the F-M Coalition to End Homelessness, a thousand people experience homelessness in the metro on any given night. The overarching theme at the coalition’s Ending Homelessness Summit is the lack of funding and resources to help the homeless population in our community. “They…

Helping the Homeless: New Life Center Hopes to Raise $1 Million for Giving Hearts Day

Volunteers from Touchmark at Harwood Groves served lunch for Valentine's Day

FARGO, N.D. — The New Life Center is serving up some love for Valentine’s Day, and they’ve also set an ambitious goal Giving Hearts Day. The Center helps men who are homeless, and it’s served as a much–needed shelter for people like Mikel Davis. “Couple weeks ago, it was really cold. 61 below with the wind chill, you could die…