Disaster Times—Minot

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Disaster Times – Minot, February 28, 2012
Lutheran Social Services Lutheran Disaster Response
Weekly Update:

Hope Village – April 2, this collaborative effort by local and regional partners in disaster response opens to coordinate jobs and volunteers in Minot. Hope Village will provide housing, meals, showers, jobs and tools for the many volunteers coming to help the residents of Minot.
Volunteer Opportunities:

volunteers in construction to assist in the preparation of scopes of work and estimates of the cost to rebuild flood damaged homes
volunteer electricians to do residential electrical work – call 701-500-5206
volunteer case managers to identify needs and connect people with financial assistance and advocate on behalf of families affected by the flood
volunteers to help feed our volunteers are always in demand until April 2nd when Hope village opens
volunteers to assist in the physical setting up of bunks, cleanup of trailers, getting Hope Village ready for volunteer occupancy. March 24 will be our first workday! Mark your calendars.

NEEDED:

25 Case Managers in Minot area, contact Pastor Debra Ball-Kilbourne, Vincent United Methodist Church at 701-838-4425
Burleigh-Morton Case Manager Training - March 3 from 9–Noon at McCabe UMC, 1030 N 6th Street in Bismarck (south of Capitol). Register at 701-748-2339 and leave a message

What Does a Case Manager Do?

A Case Manager assists families to access resources needed for their recovery
Each Case Manager plays a critical part in the recovery of a family through compassion and genuine assistance to those in need
Training and ongoing support is provided

Web site: www.hopevillagend.org provides the most current information on what is happening in the rebuild effort in Minot.

Numbers aren’t the only way to gauge our success but they do show progress:

Total number of jobs pending in February: 120
Volunteers this week: 9
Number of volunteer hours to date for February: 153
Number of houses: 2

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