MINOT – Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response on Jan. 28 received an additional $108,000 from ELCA Disaster Response to assist people in the Minot area whose homes were damaged by the 2011 flood.
“We’ve already invested $592,000 to help Minot homeowners,” said Michael Stadie, program director for ELCA Disaster Response in Chicago. “This brings our investment in Minot rebuilding to $700,000.”
Stadie added that the additional funds reflect the commitment that ELCA Disaster Response has made to the people of Minot.
“We are so pleased to continue our partnership with Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response in helping people in need in the Minot area,” Stadie said. “We also want to encourage people to come back and volunteer when Hope Village swings into full gear again in the spring.”
Accepting the funds was Shirley Dykshoorn, program director, Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response.
Dykshoorn said, “This donation is critical to our continuing recovery efforts in Minot.”
Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response is a founding partner of Hope Village and continues to help run this unified volunteer center in Minot. Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response is a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota that responds to any type of disaster, large and small, leveraging resources to help individuals and the community to recover.