Dalrymple encourages volunteer service to aid Minot flood recovery

Gov. Jack Dalrymple yesterday encouraged state agencies, businesses and the public to support volunteer efforts for Minot-area flood recovery.

Dalrymple has asked state agency directors to allow employees one day to volunteer in Minot and the surrounding area where many residents are left with flood-damaged homes.  He also encouraged business leaders to get involved by allowing their employees time to volunteer as well. Dalrymple has asked state agency directors to schedule employee leave for flood recovery work so that agency operations are not affected.

The Governor and members of his staff will travel to Minot Wednesday where they will help residents clear debris from their homes in the aftermath of unprecedented flooding along the Mouse and Des Lacs rivers. The flooding has displaced about 11,000 residents and has damaged about 4,100 homes in Minot

“There is an enormous need for volunteers in the Minot area and I encourage people from across the state to help this great community recover,” Dalrymple said.

How to Volunteer

Call ahead to schedule your volunteer service and to learn how to prepare for flood-recovery work. Volunteers should register with the Minot Recovery Coordination Center.  The center’s coordinators know where and when volunteers are needed most. You can register to volunteer online at www.minotnd.org or by calling (701) 858-9366.  The Minot Recovery Coordination Center is located in the Minot Municipal Auditorium, 420 3rd Ave. S.W. The center is open Sunday-Monday, 9am to 5pm.

Source: office of Governor Dalrymple