The pay if forward program called "New York Says Thank You", inspired by survivors of 9-11, is coming to the Minot area next month to help rebuild the valley.
At a press conference this afternoon, officials with Hope Village along with Matt Deighton, a survivor of the Greenburg, Kansas Tornado Disaster, made the announcement of the mini-build day set for September 5th.
(Matt Deighton, Greenburg, KS Tornado Survivor) "I've been involved with NY Says Thank You since 2008 after our Tornado. They came to our community and I've followed them ever since. I've seen as many volunteers show up, as few as 300 and as many as 900. They come from all walks of life."
The group will also be working on Annie's House at the Bottineau Winter Park.
On September 6th the National 9-11 Flag will be brought into Minot for public display at Old Main at MSU.
Then leading up to September 11th, the National Day of Service "Stars of Hope" will be placed throughout the Mouse River Valley painted with words of encouragement and inspiration from children locally and around the country.
For more information or to volunteer you can go online to hopevillagend.org