The time you spend volunteering may be more valuable than you think.
A volunteer hour in North Dakota is worth about seventeen dollars and fifty cents.
With close to fifty-seven-thousand volunteer hours under it's belt.. Hope Village has surpassed the one million dollar mark towards flood relief effort.
The faith based volunteer organization, located at Our Savior Lutheran Church of Minot, has hosted close to fifteen-hundred volunteers since it's opening in April of this year.
(Reverend Paul Krueger, Our Savior Lutheran Church) "For us here at Hope Village, it is one of those great milestones that says we are on track and we are doing what we promised we were going to do to help people out and we are just happy to make that happen for the folks of Minot.
Hope Village provides living arrangements and meals to the out-of-town teams as they work to rebuild homes that were devastated by last years flood.
The Village will continue to coordinate local and out of town teams during the winter looking for workers with a variety of skills.
(Reverend Paul Krueger, Our Savior Lutheran Church) "Construction, carpentry, cabinetry skills, those types of things are really in need for us right now as we move ahead. It is the next phase of the rebuild here through hope village. "
Hope Village will continue work up until October First of this year and will open back up again in April of next year.