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Great Plains Food Bank celebrates Hunger Action Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s Hunger Action Day and Great Plains Food Bank is celebrating with it’s annual Packathon. Throughout the week the food bank has been welcoming volunteers as they pack bags filled with food for hungry families in need. The bags will be going toward the school backpack program and are set to be shipped through schools in…

Volunteers plant sustainable food forest in honor of Arbor Day in Moorhead

MB Johnson park will include various; apple, plum and pear trees.

MOORHEAD, Minn, (KVRR) — Moorhead is celebrating Arbor Day by planting a sustainable food forest. City officials and volunteers showed up to MB Johnson park to plant 70 apple trees, 15 pear trees, 15 plum trees, and 40 June, aronia and honey berry shrubs. The trees and shrubs are all different ages and sizes so they’ll be able to bear…

Lend an Ear program connects MN Seniors with volunteers

The program is offered in 32 counties across the state of Minnesota, including Clay.

MINNESOTA –  A program is connecting volunteers with seniors looking to receive a friendly call during the pandemic. Moorhead Senior Connections and Lutheran Social Services partnering up for the Lend an Ear program. The service is provided to people 60 and older who are living alone and would like to receive a phone call on a weekly basis. The program…

Benefit concert planned for Farm Rescue

Nonprofit dedicates their work to helping assist family farm workers

FARGO (KVRR) – A North Dakota-based nonprofit that focuses on helping injured farm workers is taking the extra step to help even more family farmers, including those affected by COVID-19. Farm Rescue is helping dedicate their time through service work by lending a helping hand to Midwest farm families. “With Farm Rescue we like to say we’re a hand up,…

Home for good kits help support homeless community members transition into permanent housing

"When these individuals have the opportunity to transition again to permanent housing, they have a lot to be thankful for."

FARGO, N.D — A home for good initiative is helping support local families transitioning from homelessness into a stable household The move from homeless to housing is made a little bit easier for 90 families in the metro with the help of Bremer Bank’s home for good initiative. “In partnership with United Way we just dropped off 90 home for…

United Way of Cass-Clay Want Help to Reach Goal of 6,000 Backpacks

The organization has received just over 3,400 backpacks.

FARGO, N.D.- July has been a busy month for United Way of Cass- Clay. The organization has been holding their annual school supply drive in the midst of a pandemic. “The need this year with the pandemic may be far greater than we could have ever anticipated and regardless of how students are returning back to school this fall, they…

Organization Wants To Start Alternative Baseball In FM Metro

The organization is looking for volunteers, coaches and players to be apart of the team.

GEORGIA — Alternative Baseball is a program based in Georgia that started in 2016. Founder Taylor Duncan says he was denied opportunities to play the sport he loved due to misconceptions about having Autism. So, Duncan created a space free of judgement for teens and adults to play baseball as well as gain physical and social skills. The organization is…

Children’s Garden at Northern Plains Botanical Garden Looking For Volunteers To Help In Renovation

Volunteers are also being asked to social distance while they work at the garden

FARGO, N.D.- The children’s Garden at the Northern Plains Botanical Garden is slowly but surely getting a much needed renovation. The garden includes an alphabet and sensory garden, and a kid’s activity zone for kids all ages. “It was all weed and it was horribly overgrown, so this has been a three year project trying to get all this stuff…

ND Face Mask Warriors Looking For More Volunteers To Make Masks

The group has over 400 members on Facebook.

FARGO, N.D.- As the need for face masks across the nation increases, groups of volunteers trying to fulfill those needs increase as well. Darcy Bjertness from Minot is one of those volunteers leading a Facebook group called North Dakota Face Mask Warriors. “We make face masks for people, cloth face masks that can be reused, and we originally said that…

Fargo New Life Volunteers Camp Out For A Cause During Blizzard

The event is part of Giving Hearts Day.

FARGO, N.D. – New Life Center volunteers camped out in a tent overnight as part of their efforts to raise awareness on homelessness. The volunteers headed to their tents at around 10 p.m. and say that it was pretty calm and temperatures were not too bad. They say everything changed around 3 a.m. when the wind started to pick up…