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American Red Cross Offers Safety Tips For Labor Day Weekend

Travel safety, water safety, and grill safety are three major areas to keep in mind

FARGO, N.D. — Before you jump into your Labor Day plans, make sure you always prioritize your well–being. The Red Cross says there several safety tips people should remember. Jim Fitzpatrick calls himself a full-time “RV–er.” As someone who’s always on the road, safety is never far from his mind. “I’m in a big motor home, and I tow a…

Red Cross on the Ground After Tornado Hits Watford City

The Red Cross says the devastation has brought the community together

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The Red Cross is on the ground to help those who are displaced by the tornado. “This was pretty devastating. It was only an F2, but given the circumstances… mobile homes or camp and RV areas… not a lot of things are tied down, things are really light, there was a lot of damage… it’s amazing what…

“Sound the Alarm” Helps Residents Replace Smoke Alarms

The Red Cross partnered with fire departments to put on the event

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The American Red Cross teamed up with fire departments in the FM area to help people replace the smoke alarms in their homes. Groups of volunteers went door–to–door installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries, and helping residents create escape plans. “We look at areas of the community that typically are on a fixed income, and areas that…

Walcott, ND Home Damaged By Fire

Departments from Walcott, Christine, Abercrombie, Colfax, Dwight and Kindred responded along with Kindred Ambulance to the Westley Fornshell home on the northwest side of Walcott at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption Walcott, ND (KFGO) – A home in Walcott has been heavily damaged by fire. Departments from Walcott, Christine, Abercrombie, Colfax, Dwight and Kindred responded along with Kindred Ambulance to the Westley Fornshell home on the northwest side of Walcott at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Smoke was coming through the roof and windows when the first…

Red Cross Offers Tips on Safe Halloween

Things to keep in mind thanks to the local Red Cross.

FARGO, N.D. – It’s that time of year when ghosts and goblins take to the streets for some Halloween fun. The celebration is growing more and more popular with everyone – kids to adults – and the American Red Cross has advice people can follow to help stay safe this Halloween while enjoying the festivities. SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK-or-TREATERS As parents…

NDSU Concert Raises Thousands for Hurricane Relief Efforts

The event was free and open to the public and they simply asked for a good will donation

FARGO, ND — A Hurricane Relief Concert at NDSU raised thousands for people who need it the most. The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra along with NDSU Performing Arts partnered to raise money for hurricane relief Sunday afternoon. The event was free and open to the public and they simply asked for a good will donation. The Red Cross tells us the…

Red Cross Ready to Help Victims of Hurricane Irma

The organization still needs monetary donations to help those impacted by the hurricane

FARGO, N.D. — Eleven days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, another powerful hurricane takes aim at the United States. Hurricane Irma is forecasted to be near South Florida early Sunday morning.  The storm is tracking to make a catastrophic landfall on U.S. soil sometime within the next seven days. The Red Cross has volunteers deployed in the Southeast…

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…

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….

Couples Packing Up to Volunteer for Relief Services for Hurricane Harvey

They're among the hundreds of trained disaster relief volunteers heading down in the Red Cross emergency vehicles

  RED RIVER VALLEY — Two local couples packed up meals and shelter supplies before heading to Texas to help hurricane victims. Paul and Barb Henke of Valley City along with Allan and Carol Becker of Minot are part of a nationwide American Red Cross initiative. They’re among the hundreds of trained disaster relief volunteers heading down in the Red…