Hope Village Gears Up For Summer of Help - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Hope Village Gears Up For Summer of Help

Posted: Updated:

Hope Village is about to start hopping once again...

The faith based rebuilding effort housed just outside of Our Savior Lutheran Church brought in thousands of volunteers last year to work on flooded homes...

Now those volunteers are starting to come back strong.

This weekend the camp that can house 166 people at a single time will be almost fully operational -- and just in time because starting next week crews will start coming in much stronger numbers than they have over the winter months.

(Steve Carbno - Hope Village Coordinator) "It was exciting that this week we had 30 people out in the neighborhoods working. Not that we didn't appreciate the fives and sixes that showed up during the winter, but we are really now starting to pick up the momentum that we need to get this taken care of."

The job is still substantial in the valley...

Hope Village has about 120 homes on the books right now that are at different points in the rebuilding process.

Carbno says over the winter months they were able to take a look at everything and see where they stand heading into a busy few months of volunteer help.

(Steve Carbno - Hope Village Coordinator) "We have categorized them from between 25 percent of less to 90 percent done. Some are just a hair's breath away from being done and others with a lot of work to do."

Carbo says it takes between 800 and one thousand hours of volunteer time to get a single house put back together.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • MHS Boys Golf Team Preparing for Season Opener

    MHS Boys Golf Team Preparing for Season Opener

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:01:35 GMT
    The Minot High boys golf team is looking to pick up right where it left off last season. 21 players are out for this years team that returns 4 of its top 6 golfers after finishing 4th last year in the
    The Minot High boys golf team is looking to pick up right where it left off last season. 21 players are out for this years team that returns 4 of its top 6 golfers after finishing 4th last year in the
  • Student Spotlight --- Dunseith

    Student Spotlight --- Dunseith

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:48:49 GMT
    Finally tonight, Student Spotlight - where we focus on a top graduate from a local high school. This time, we're in Dunseith where Molly Allery is at the top of her class. (Molly Allery, Dunseith Senior)
    Finally tonight, Student Spotlight - where we focus on a top graduate from a local high school. This time, we're in Dunseith where Molly Allery is at the top of her class. (Molly Allery, Dunseith Senior)
  • Moldy Homes Reopening?

    Moldy Homes Reopening?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:55:38 GMT
    Nearly three years after the flood of the Mouse River, some Minot homes are just now being cleaned up and rebuilt. But some homeowners say the flooded homes that had been untouched until now - what some
    Nearly three years after the flood of the Mouse River, some Minot homes are just now being cleaned up and rebuilt. But some homeowners say the flooded homes that had been untouched until now - what some
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.