homelessness

Communities Honor National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

December 21st marks the longest night of the year, it holds the most hours of darkness

FARGO, ND — The cold weather can be painful, but it can be deadly for the homeless community. People in the metro are honoring those who couldn’t win the battle with homelessness. December 21st marks the longest night of the year, it holds the most hours of darkness. “When you see a group of individuals on a bitter cold night…

Churches United Fundraiser: Annual Soup Competition Helping the Homeless in the Metro

The Gourmet Soup Kitchen is one of the biggest fundraisers for Churches United

FARGO, ND — Hundreds of business and political leaders throughout the metro are helping the homeless with competing soup recipes. About 40 soup recipes line the tables at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. “Everything from knoephla to one that is made with cheddar and apples,” said Lisa Richmond, Member Relations Director with Churches United It’s for one of the biggest…

Homeless Coalition Estimates $250,000 Loss in FM Shelter Funding

ND Lawmakers are considering budget cuts which take more than $1 million from state homeless shelters

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers are considering cutting more than $1 million from state homeless shelter funding. It’s a big concern for a group dealing with homelessness in Downtown Fargo. Cody Schuler, a director at the FM Coalition for Homeless Persons, estimates a $250,000 loss from state funding of Fargo-Moorhead’s homeless shelters if  lawmakers follow through with budget cuts. Schiler said…