Red Cross

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…

Students at Hawley Elementary School Prepared for Emergencies

Project Pillowcase visited Hawley Elementary to help get kids ready for a disaster

HAWLEY, Minn. — Students at Hawley Elementary School learned about the importance of fire safety. The Red Cross stopped by to present the Pillowcase Project promoting being prepared for disasters. The students decorated their own pillowcases which will be filled with items essential for survival in case of fire or other disasters. For the Red Cross, the project is the…

Valley City Couple Volunteering in Missouri to Help Flood Victims

The longtime Red Cross volunteers are heading to St. Louis

FARGO, N.D. — As flooding continues to make waves across Missouri communities, a Valley City couple set out to give victims a hand in their time of crisis. Paul and Barb Henke started their journey this morning, saying severe flooding is an issue their community knows all too well. The longtime Red Cross volunteers are using one of the organization’s…

House is Lost After Fire Crews Are Called Out for a Second Time

Initial Fire Happened Saturday Afternoon

Casselton fire crews were called back to a house in Wheatland that initially started on fire on Saturday afternoon. Crews returned around 5:30 Sunday morning and found the house fully engulfed in flames. It’s believed some material that was smoldering deep in the insulation reignited the fire. The fire marshal had determined that the initial fire, reported around noon on…

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.┬áin 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…