relief

Nine Volunteers Deploy to East Coast for Hurricane Florence Relief

Volunteers will help distribute food and bulk supplies

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Hurricane Florence is a Category Four storm expected to reach landfall in the Carolinas and Virginia by Thursday. While evacuation orders are in place, brave volunteers heading into the storm. All it took was one ad in the paper. “Red Cross needed help so we said we can do this and then we started taking classes and then…

Senator Hoeven Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Tax Relief

Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable to get community input about tax relief for North Dakotans. State manufacturers, exporters and agricultural industry leaders were all there to provide their thoughts on what should be done next. Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families. However, he says he hopes…

Sen. Hoeven Meets with U.S. Treasury Secretary Over Tax Relief

It would increase the standard deduction for individuals to $12,000 and married couples to $24,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Treasury Secretary is on Capitol Hill looking for support for tax relief. Steven Mnuchin met with North Dakota U.S. Senator John Hoeven to talk about modernizing and simplifying the tax code. The draft Senate tax relief bill provides a net tax cut of about $1,500 for a median income family of four. It would increase…

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…

Hundreds Donate at NDSU’s Relief Concert to Help Hurricane Victims

The orchestra performed a rendition of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

FARGO, ND — Hundreds gave financial help to Harvey and Irma victims at NDSU’s Hurricane Relief Concert. Professionals and students both put up the short performance. A group of four singers belted out a country classic: “Houston. Houston means that I’m one step closer to you.” “Like so many Americans, we’re all scratching our heads trying to figure out how…

American Red Cross Brings More Local Volunteers to Florida

The group aims at providing a way to help give relief without putting volunteers in danger

FARGO, ND — With many volunteers already in Texas, local relief groups are sending even more manpower to Florida. But the American Red Cross told us people who want to help should not go down south by themselves. Hurricane Harvey already did a number on federal relief funds and volunteer groups from across the nation. But companies like Xcel Energy…

“218 to Texas” Rallying Minnesotans to Help Hurricane Victims

The initiative is also working on plans to help those in southern Florida

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — A grassroots group in Park Rapids is rallying northern Minnesotans to bring bottled water to Texas. “You’re sitting online, you’re hitting the sad face button, you’re hitting the like button, the angry button,” said Jenny Larson with the initiative. “I don’t wanna do that. I wanna do something.” The group 218 to Texas is collecting donations…

Gov. Burgum Travels to D.C., Asking for Drought Disaster Declaration

The latest drought monitor survey shows nearly half of the state is still experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought conditions

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Burgum is in Washington, D.C. seeking a presidential disaster declaration for the drought. He met with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to talk about drought relief efforts for North Dakota farmers and ranchers. The latest drought monitor survey shows nearly half of the state is still experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional…

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…

The Valley’s Sixth Red Cross Vehicle Heads to Houston

A couple plans to be in Texas by Sunday to help storm victims for two weeks

FARGO, ND — The Red Cross helped bring the response vehicle all the way from Rochester, Minnesota to Fargo. It can carry a crew and meals to feed up to a thousand people in areas of disaster. So begins the three hour drive from Bismarck to Fargo to start Molly Zosel and Lance Houer’s journey. “I’m used to driving so…