relief

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…

Relief Fund Set Up for Drought-Stricken Producers

Donations will be distributed early next year, with applications being accepted through the end of this year

  NORTH DAKOTA — A relief fund has been established for producers hit hard by drought. The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association and its foundation have established the Hope for the Heartland Drought Relief Fund. Donations will be distributed early next year, with applications being accepted through the end of this year. The North Dakota Corn Growers Association and Corn Utilization…

Governor Dayton Declaring Disasters in Clay, Becker and Norman Counties

Clay County had over $200,000 in damage from storms in June

  MINNESOTA — Governor Dayton is declaring a disaster in Clay, Becker and Norman counties after severe weather has left areas of widespread damage. Tornadoes, hail and heavy rain on July 11th and 12th left damage throughout the counties, especially in Ulen and Detroit Lakes. Buildings in the city, including the school, had damage. City officials say some of the…

Governor Burgum Requesting Federal Help for Drought Relief

The governor said nearly 95 percent of the state is being impacted by drought conditions

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum is asking for help on the federal level due to the severe drought conditions throughout the state. He is asking for a presidential disaster declaration through the regional FEMA office and would allow individual and direct federal assistance. Gov. Burgum is also asking for staff from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and other federal…

The Salvation Army’s “Canteen” Gets an Upgrade

A van which gives cooked meals and other resources to disaster victims is new and improved

FARGO, N.D. — Disaster relief just got a facelift in the FM area, thanks to a new canteen. The Salvation Army dedicated their new and improved “canteen” unit, upgrading an 18 year old mobile kitchen. It can provide cooked meals, water, blankets and other supplies to people affected by disasters in Cass and Clay counties. Major Byron Medlock with the…