Volunteers Return to Hope Village - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Volunteers Return to Hope Village

Posted: Updated:

Helping out those in need can be contagious...

Just ask a group of volunteers from California who were in Minot last year helping rebuild homes damaged in the 2011 Mouse River Flood.

Now, a year later...that group is back -- with reinforcements!

Perry Olson has more on the group that was here last week continuing the rebuild process in the valley.

This Eastwood Park home is slowly coming back to life...thanks to volunteers being housed at Hope Village. These women are part of a group that is actually back for a second time to the Magic City -- moved to come back after a first trip last summer by their husbands...

(Gail Vorhees - Bakersfield, CA) "He was telling me how he had been blessed by being here and how much more work needed to be done..." (Nonda Roth - Bakersfield, CA) "He said I would like to go...and he said he wanted me to go with! I said oh boy!"

So the women joined the men. A group of 11 this year compared to four in 2012. They are members of St. John's Lutheran Church in Bakersfield -- and they consider this work something they have been called to do.

(Gail Vorhees - Bakersfield, CA) "Being able to help and serve as Jesus did...it just makes you feel special. It is awesome." (Nonda Roth - Bakersfield, CA) "I was nervous when I got here but now I am not nervous. I know why I am here...it is pretty cool."

Today's task was removing all the nails in the studs -- prepping them for drywall...and high above...

(Gail Vorhees - Bakersfield, CA) "I am sweeping the insulation off the inside...all of this white has to be out of here..."

To prepare for spray foam that was to follow... Not your typical work day for these women...but exactly what they want to be doing now...

(Nonda Roth - Bakersfield, CA) "I really feel kind of special here!"

Just like the work they are doing. In Minot, Perry Olson, KX News.

Hope Village Coordinator Steve Carbno says the Mouse River valley rebuild has been unique in the number of volunteers who return for more.

He estimates about 70 percent of those who come to the region to help rebuild are making a return trip now -- some from as far away as these folks from California, and another group that was recently at Hope Village from Pennsylvania.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Greenman at Arts in the Park

    Greenman at Arts in the Park

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:49:30 GMT
    All summer, the Arts in the Park has been holding concerts of all kinds of different music - and today, a local band called Greenman came out to put on a show full of culture.The group came together in 1997 because of their common love for old, celtic music.They have released a few albums with the sound of Scottish and old Irish tunes, and have been performing them all over Minot ever since.The violinist says that this genre is something that can bring in audiences of all different tastes of ...
    All summer, the Arts in the Park has been holding concerts of all kinds of different music - and today, a local band called Greenman came out to put on a show full of culture.The group came together in 1997 because of their common love for old, celtic music.They have released a few albums with the sound of Scottish and old Irish tunes, and have been performing them all over Minot ever since.The violinist says that this genre is something that can bring in audiences of all different tastes of ...
  • Who's Who: Ranch Rodeo Mom

    Who's Who: Ranch Rodeo Mom

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:08 GMT
    Generations of Cowboys and Ranchers are tied in to North Dakota's history.One Ranch Rodeo Mom told me about what it means to pass the rope for tonight's Who's Who at the Fair.(Carmen Ruud, Former Ranch Rodeo Competitor) "Just the camaraderie that you get with your teammates and other teams. I really enjoy it, it's like a family event.It's kinda neat, It's fun."(Melinda Bolton) "In fact it has been generations of fun, as Ruud learned from her father what her son Garrett is now competing in, R...
    Generations of Cowboys and Ranchers are tied in to North Dakota's history.One Ranch Rodeo Mom told me about what it means to pass the rope for tonight's Who's Who at the Fair.(Carmen Ruud, Former Ranch Rodeo Competitor) "Just the camaraderie that you get with your teammates and other teams. I really enjoy it, it's like a family event.It's kinda neat, It's fun."(Melinda Bolton) "In fact it has been generations of fun, as Ruud learned from her father what her son Garrett is now competing in, R...
  • t Cancer

    t Cancer

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:45:24 GMT
    Many more people are beating Cancer now than ever, a local woman obtaining her doctorate is trying to develop what sort of treatment patients should receive once they're in remission.I spoke with Sana Keller recently regarding her work....(Melinda Bolton, Reporter) "After working for years as a nurse, Sana Keller is hoping to finish off her doctorate by giving some cancer survivors lifestyle coaching."(Sana Keller, Owner of Health Unlimited) "There's so much that can be done and most of it is...
    Many more people are beating Cancer now than ever, a local woman obtaining her doctorate is trying to develop what sort of treatment patients should receive once they're in remission.I spoke with Sana Keller recently regarding her work....(Melinda Bolton, Reporter) "After working for years as a nurse, Sana Keller is hoping to finish off her doctorate by giving some cancer survivors lifestyle coaching."(Sana Keller, Owner of Health Unlimited) "There's so much that can be done and most of it is...
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.