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American Red Cross Dakotas Region Helping Out in Sioux Falls

They're still in the early stages of assessing the damage from the tornado

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — American Red Cross Dakotas Region is helping people in Sioux Falls affected by the tornado. The organization has opened shelters and is feeding people. If there aren’t enough volunteers in the Sioux Falls area, more volunteers will be deployed from the Dakotas region. The CEO says they’re still in the early stages of assessing the damage….

Essentia Health-Fargo to Begin Enrollment for Historic Research Program

The program is the largest such undertaking ever attempted.

FARGO, N.D.–Research staff will be at Essentia Health-Fargo 52nd Ave Clinic on Tuesday and Wednesday to begin in-clinic enrollment for the All of Us research program. All of Us is a nationwide research initiative aimed at recruiting one million or more volunteers to share personal information that will help speed up health research. The program is the largest such undertaking ever attempted….

Volunteers Begin 10-Day Home Build for Families in Need

Around 700 volunteers are going to be working to make these houses come together

WEST FARGO, N.D.– Piece by piece volunteers work to build three homes for families in need. “It’s a challenge but it’s really fun too,” Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity resource development and marketing manager Pete Christopher said. “We bring people out that maybe have swung a hammer one or two times in their life and they really get to learn…

Habitat for Humanity and Blitz Home Builders Team Up to Build Three Houses in Ten Days

The West Fargo homes will go to three families

WEST FARGO, N.D. — It’ll soon be “home sweet home” for three families thanks to a project between Habitat for Humanity and Blitz Home Builders. The foundations of a new home are going up and it’ll be a huge step up for Alakiir Nhial, a single mother of five. The apartment she currently lives in is small and isn’t good for…

Red Cross Honors Local Heroes at “Celebrating the Mission” Event

Three people received Hero awards

FARGO, N.D. — Everyday heroes in the community are being recognized for their work at American Red Cross’s “Celebrating the Mission” event. Volunteers, local fire departments and emergency responders were all invited to the lunch. The Red Cross helps victims during disasters and keeps people safe by making sure homes have safeguards in case of fire. Jeff Wolsky, who was awarded…

Superheroes Scale the Side of Sanford Medical Center

The volunteers from A and B Window Cleaning are sharing the superpower of joy with children at Cully's Cabin.

FARGO, N.D. — Patients’ Spidey senses are tingling at Sanford Medical Center. Not because criminals are afoot, but heroes. Superman, Batgirl, Mister Incredible and Spider-man descended on the hospital. The volunteers from A and B Window Cleaning are sharing the superpower of joy with children at Cully’s Cabin. Kids are beaming with pride at the sight of the masked vigilantes….

Doosan Bobcat Employees Volunteer Their Time for Doosan Days of Community Service

They helped at Charism, Churches United, and Farm in the Dell

FARGO, N.D. — Doosan Bobcat employees volunteered their time for Doosan Days of Community Service. Volunteers cleaned up Charism, a non–profit that helps at–risk children and families. They organized the pantry and storage closet and deep-cleaned their freezer. Charism staff say now that it’s clean, it’s easier to operate in the space and get materials to serve people. Volunteers even finished…

Moorhead is in Need of More Volunteers as Sandbag Operations Kickoff

They have a goal of producing 150,000 sandbags

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  It’s day one of operations in Moorhead as they join Fargo and Cass County in the sandbagging efforts. Sandbagging is nothing new for some volunteers. “I grew up doing this. I’m from a town in southern Minnesota where two rivers meet, and as early as elementary school I remember getting out of school to go through sandbags. It’s…

LIVE: Cass County Begins Flood Protection with Sandbagging

People can volunteer on weekdays and weekends through April 5th

WEST FARGO– You can purchase bundles of 1,000 bags at the county’s highway department and have the sand delivered to your home. You can help the county reach its goal of filling 300,000 bags by signing up to volunteer online. Click on the link to sign up. Categories: Flood Fight 2019, Morning – In The Community Tags: Cass County, Flood Protection,…

FMWF Chamber Urges Members to Help With Sandbagging Efforts

They hope employers will let workers take time off without PTO to volunteer

FARGO, N.D. — The Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to help with the sandbagging efforts. The organization says permanent flood protection is crucial, because it keeps businesses up-and-running and helps recruit businesses to the metro. The group is asking that employers let their workers take time off without PTO to help with sandbagging. They say the most difficult time…