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Volunteers Install New Fence at Dorothy Day House in Moorhead

The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead helped repair the new fence

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Volunteers teamed up to install a new fence at the Dorothy Day House in Moorhead. The Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Fargo–Moorhead pitched in to lend a few extra helping hands to repair the aging fence. Volunteers hammered in wood panels, replaced rotting wood, and sealed off any additional cracks in the support. Some of…

Volunteers Hold Fundraising Activities for Veterans Honor Flight

There was a rummage sale, back sale, and bowling competition

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Veterans Honor Flight volunteers held a rummage sale, bake sale, and bowling competition to raise money to send veterans to Washington, D.C. next month. At the nation’s capital, they will visit the memorials dedicated to the wars they fought in. Their service will also be celebrated at a special banquet. Organizers say the flight is a great way to…

Farm Rescue Adds New Service for Farmers and Ranchers in Need

The non-profit provides free labor for farmers and ranchers

  REGIONAL — Farm Rescue has announced they are expanding their services to farmers and ranchers in need. The organization is adding livestock feeding assistance and it will be offered throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana and Nebraska. This will add to a list of services, such as harvesting, haying, and hauling hay and grain. The nonprofit provides…

Special Olympics of North Dakota Trains Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers

they learned coaching techniques and public speaking

FARGO, N.D. — Special Olympics of North Dakota trained athletes and coaches at their state leadership conference. Coaches learned about strategic planning and proper teaching techniques. Athletes were taught leadership skills and public speaking. While the organization aims at using sports to change the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, they also trained some volunteers. “The volunteers in our…

Search Continues for Missing Fishermen on Lower Red Lake

Police identified them as 29-year-old Deland Beaulieu and a 17-year-old boy

  RED LAKE, Minn. — The search continues for two missing fishermen on Lower Red Lake. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety got a report of a boat that had capsized on the eastern side of the lake on Monday afternoon. One of three fishermen in the boat swam to shore and was treated for hypothermia. Two others in…

“Trunk-Or-Treat” Offers a More Accessible Halloween Celebration

The event offers a safe trick-or-treating venue for all kids and families

FARGO, ND — Not all families are able to take part in the typical night of trick-or-treating. It’s why hundreds of families stopped by a parking lot in costume for a more accessible Halloween celebration. It’s that time of year for favorite superheroes, monsters and having fun. But many parents said the usual door-to-door trick-or-treating has its challenges for disabled…

F-M Ambulance Holds EMT Classes to Prevent EMS Organizations from Closing

North Dakota has had 3 EMS organizations close down due to a lack of volunteers

FARGO, N.D. — EMS organizations statewide are suffering due to the lack of volunteers. F-M Ambulance is now holding a semester long training program to try and change that. The state of North Dakota has already counted that three EMS organizations in the state have had to close down due to low numbers of volunteers. “If they don’t have enough…

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…

Volunteers Needed to Install Smoke Detectors in High-Risk Neighborhoods

The Red Cross is looking for 200 volunteers to install life-saving devices in homes across the F-M Metro

FARGO, ND — The Red Cross is asking for volunteers to help install smoke detectors in homes across the F–M area. The organization is looking for 200 volunteers to help local fire departments to install fire detectors in high–risk neighborhoods. The event is part of the Red Cross’ Sound the Alarm event on Saturday, October 7th. They say that having…

How You Can Reach Out to Hurricane Victims with Help from the Red Cross Dakotas Region

The American Red Cross continues to send volunteers from around the country to help keep the death toll from rising

FARGO, ND — At least 40 people have lost their lives in Texas since Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The American Red Cross continues to send volunteers from around the country to help keep the death toll from rising. Lynn Speral, CEO of the Red Cross Dakotas Region is in our studio. NICK BROADWAY: Lynn, a lot of people want to…