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Giving Back

Today, we are releasing the news that $19,000 from the "United We Sand" campaign has been presented to the Dakota Medical Foundation for the Red River Flood Fund.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with DMF President, Patrick Traynor, yesterday to present him with the checks. Matching funds are still available and will be applied to this donation. Monies will be distributed to The American Red Cross, Salvation Army and FirstLink, all three who were crucial to the support of this community during the 2009 flood fight.

I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who helped to make this campaign so successful. To David Hunstad and his team at www.OldLutheran.com who were so gracious to take this campaign on go crazy with it, your time and passion are invaluable.

To Jason Spiess and Kevin Tobosa for helping me get the word out fast and furious, and for selflessly contributing your time and talents which did so much to further the volunteer efforts across the city.

To all of the locations who generously offered to carry the shirts without taking a cut for themselves. Ace Hardware on Main Street in Moorhead, Foot Solutions 4650 26th Ave S. (South of Famous Dave's in Fargo), Hornbachers all 6 locations, True Value Hardware 2600 N Broadway, Fargo, Moorhead Scheels 505 Center Ave. Moorhead, Scheels Hardware 3202 13th. Ave. S, Fargo, MSUM Etcetera Shop

And to Scott Hennen and The Flag/The Fan radio station whose generosity allowed us to pass out 1,000 shirts at West Acres to honor flood fighters across the city. And the nonstop coverage that kept our region informed during this crisis.

Finally to all of those of this region, this community, for giving of your time, energy and money to support this endeavor.

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