Coronavirus
Coronavirus Information Center
Severe weather outlook South Dakota

Bismarck “Helping Hands” group doubles in size and need as the pandemic drags on

Local News

A local Facebook group designed to connect good samaritans to people in need has doubled in membership during the pandemic, hitting 2,000 members.

Steele Dairy Farmer Jenna Vanhorne started the group, “Bismarck People’s Helping Hands” about two years ago.

It’s a safe space for people to post about a need for food, clothing, shelter or anything else. And generally, rather quickly, you’ll see a response from a community member jumping up to help.

Vanhorne says she created the social media platform because of the negativity that circulates in some bigger groups. She says it’s opened her eyes to just how much need there is, in and around the capital city, especially right now.

“We’re about to see what COVID means outside of getting sick. I’m worried…I am worried,” Vanhorne emphasized.

And, if anyone has a hand to lend, she encourages them to visit the group.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

Friday Night Football Frenzy 9-25 1

Friday Night Football Frenzy 9-25 2

SVUW Donation Drive

Dickinson Backpacks

90 Years Old & 20 Years at Dickinson CVB

Friday, September 25th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Art Gallery

Airport Upgrades

New Food Truck

Free Masks

Talking about Suicide

Morton Co. Mitigation

Amber's Friday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 9/25

Friday Forecast: cooler and breezy

furry friday sept 25

ndc sept 25

WDA Volleyball

WDA Boy's Soccer

Minot Boy's Tennis

Community Clean up

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

COVID Symptoms infographic

North Dakota Resources

North Dakota Resources

More Resources

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss