Fargo's Sandbag Central Opens Ahead Of Spring Floods
Carol McCarthy | Mar 26, 2019 AT 12:01 pm
(Fargo, ND) -- The spot for Fargo residents to get sand bags ahead of the spring flooding has opened. Officials need help and are asking volunteers to come help make sandbags at Fargo's Sandbag Central. The facility is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be every weekday until one million sandbags have been stuffed. Volunteers can go to the facility on Eighth Avenue North to lend a helping hand.
The Salvation Army will soon offer additional support for emergency operations in Moorhead and outlying areas of Cass and Clay counties.
Effective March 26, The Salvation Army will serve at Sandbag Central every other day, 7 a.m.–7 p.m., until the operation ends. Between 15 and 20 trained Salvation Army disaster volunteers will distribute up to 600 meals per day, plus snacks and drinks.
“The Salvation Army is honored to support residents of Cass and Clay counties as they fight against rising river levels,” said Major Jerry O’Neil, leader of the Fargo/Moorhead Salvation Army. “We are eager to serve however and wherever we are needed.”
The Salvation Army’s response at Sandbag Central is a collaborative effort that includes partnerships with First Lutheran Church in Fargo and Red Cross.
Donations to The Salvation Army’s flood relief efforts in Cass and Clay counties can be made in the following ways:
- Give online at SalvationArmyNorth.org
- Call 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
- Send a check to The Salvation Army, 304 Roberts St., Fargo, ND 58102
North Dakota Department Of Health Releases Flood Safety Information
The North Dakota Department of Health has released flood safety tips ahead of probable high water this spring. Residents can go to the department's website to find out how to remove debris safely and how to avoid getting sick from flood waters. This information can be found at www.NdHealth.Gov.