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Concordia College’s SALT association provides comfort for community

Project supports local hospital patients with blankets

MOORHEAD, Minn.– As the seasons change and the temperatures drop, Concordia’s ‘Students and Alumni Linked Together’ association partner up with non-profit ‘Project Linus’ by providing comfort and security through blankets. “Project Linus itself is a community, I think the chapter in the Fargo/Moorhead area, they bring in the cutting supplies and their expertise as far as the dimensions of each…

Red Cross is looking for volunteers

The highest priority is for those with experience in health services and for those willing to deploy for two weeks.

FARGO, N.D. –The Red Cross is looking for volunteers for both local and national efforts. Since September 1st, the Minn-Kota region of the Red Cross has deployed over 200 volunteers. They have helped with wildfire and hurricane relief across the country. People can volunteer to assist with local needs, but the highest priority are for the those willing to deploy…

American Red Cross urgently seeking volunteers from the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D.–The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers from the Red River Valley to provide food, shelter and support to those across the country. With several natural disasters occurring in addition to the COVID-9 pandemic, the American Red Cross is spread thin attempting to provide care to people displaced locally and nationally. The Red Cross says more than…

Dilworth woman celebrates her 77th birthday in a socially distanced way

Marvelous mom gets surprise birthday parade

DILWORTH, Minn. – Shawn Erickson decided to do things a little differently this year. For her mom’s birthday, she surprised her with a different kind of party. “So, today is my mom’s birthday. She turns 77 and it’s been a really difficult year for her she has a cancer diagnosis and she’s fairly isolated and, so, just to make it…

Nonprofit organization adopts highway to help keep community clean

Volunteers dress up to serve 'Fall clean-up' cause

The Mapleton Lions Club of North Dakota has adopted three miles of highway to help keep the city clean, free of debris and overall make a difference in the community. A handful of volunteers walked the ditch, picking up trash along the way. To make the fall clean up experience more enjoyable, service members of the Mapleton Lions wore costumes…

A Local Red Cross Volunteer Heads To Texas To Help After Hurricane Damage

Alvarez will be staying in Texas for two weeks.

FARGO, N.D.- Marcella Alvarez, a former Marine from Fargo, is heading to Houston. She will be help with sheltering. Alvarez has been volunteering with the Red Cross since January. As of Thursday, the organization has deployed eighteen volunteers from the region for Hurricane Laura relief. Two are from North Dakota, three are from South Dakota and 13 are from Minnesota….

Gate City Bank Executive Chair Steve Swiontek Retiring After 40 Years Of Service

Steve says he's going to miss his day to day conversations with his co-worker but says he felt it was the right time to retire.

FARGO, N.D. — Swiontek first started out in Gate City right after graduating from NDSU in 1978. Steve worked his way up the chain and helped grow over 30 new locations, 600 jobs and 2 billion dollars in assets. He says he owes everything to his staff that work tireless to provide for both the customer and the community. Under…

Volunteers Needed at Clay County Congregate Care Facilities

Volunteers will be given the option to work in COVID-19 positive units, non-COVID-19 units or both.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–Clay County Public Health is looking for volunteers to help in congregate care facilities. Certain facilities are currently experiencing staffing shortages for licensed RN’s, LPN’s and CNA’s, food services, laundry, housekeeping, one-on-one support and administrative support. Volunteers will be given the option to work in COVID-19 positive units, non-COVID-19 units or both. Anyone interested is asked to sign…

Shopping Angels Offers Delivery Service For Those at High Risk For Getting Coronavirus

The program says they have not started providing delivery yet, but they hope have it in place next week. 

NORTH DAKOTA – It all started with a pre-med student at the University of Nevada-Reno who wanted to help ease the uncertainty, anxiety, and fear surrounding COVID-19. “Shopping Angels is a volunteer program that connects people, especially at risk, to volunteer to want to support them by delivering their groceries, or even other shopping necessities at no additional cost,” says…

Local Business Creates Go Fund Me To Help It’s Employees During COVID-19

The owner found a creative way to get the employees involved.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Like many businesses, Luna Fargo and Sol Ave Kitchen in Moorhead have seen the impact of COVID-19. The restaurants went from having 10 to 15 employees to having less than five. After seeing restaurants across the nation doing GoFundme campaigns for their employees, Nicki Berglund, the owner of both restaurants, wanted to do something for her staff. She…