The 2011 Souris River flooding devastated homes and businesses throughout Minot, North Daklota and several neighboring communities. During that the time, the Red Cross provided sheltering, food, and clothing for residents displaced. But the work didn’t stop there.
Over the past two summers, Red Cross volunteers continued to support the community with feeding operations every weekend for those re-building homes. Over fourteen weeks, 807 Red Cross volunteers/staff provided over 35,000 meals/snacks and other essentials in an effort to assist those in need. This monumental undertaking was made possible with the tireless work of volunteers and generous support received from the Minot Area Community Foundation.
When this project started in the spring of 2012, most of those affected by the flood were still struggling to rebuild their homes and lives after the devastation. The power of the Red Cross provided comfort for those trying to pull through the rebuild.
“For me this has also been a personal journey that I was honored to have shared with our volunteers,” said Minot Red Cross Community Chapter Executive, Allan McGeough. “Their undying spirit for our humanitarian work gave me the energy to keep going when I thought the gas tank was empty.”
Homes and lives have been rebuilt over the past several years and the Red Cross is proud to have assisted in the process.