Disaster Times—Minot

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Disaster Times – Minot, March 22, 2012
Lutheran Social Services of ND/Lutheran Disaster Response Weekly Update:

In an effort to keep you informed please feel free to clip and paste the following information into your bulletins.

Applications for assistance through the Resource Agencies Flood Team (RAFT) will be accepted through April 15, 2012 for 2011 flood affected people in Ward, McHenry, Renville Counties. To apply, contact the RAFT office at Vincent United Methodist Church in Minot at 701-630-2272. No applications will be accepted after that date.
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:

  • Skilled Volunteers in construction to rebuild flood damaged homes
  • Volunteer electricians to do residential electrical work – call 701-500-5206
  • 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 so mark your calendars!

NEEDED:
Two -- 12ft long, flatbed trailers to transport building materials to homes for rebuild. If anyone would like to donate one or both or contribute to purchase, please contact LDR at 701-500-5206.

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

Please welcome new LDR staff:
Mary Carlson – Volunteer Coordinator
Apryl Davenport- Rebuild Specialist
Mary Barker- Recovery Warehouse Manager

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

  • Hope Village volunteer numbers by month:
    April: 384
    May: 175
    June: 415
    July: 272
    August: 115
    Sept: 0

  • Total number of jobs pending March 10: 181
  • Volunteers this week: 18
  • Number of volunteer hours to date for March: 1086
  • Number of houses: 4

To the volunteers: Thank you. From everyone who shook your hand, to those you commiserated with and did the hard, difficult work that the homeowner could not do, thank you.

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