Grand Forks flood relief
Scott A. Enerson (SAEnerson@AOL.COM)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 02:32:32 -0400
First of all, sorry for the double post for those of you on Arrow-L and
Scouts-L, however I feel that this message needs to reach the greatest number
of people possible. I am surprised that I haven't seen anything about the
flood or a troop's flood relief project on either list. If you haven't done
anything yet, this would be a great troop project.
If you want to get your non-perishable donations to Grand Forks as soon as
possible, I suggest you mail it to the Grand Forks Air Force Base, as that is
where quite a few of the people are staying. I don't know the zipcode, but
you can easily get that from your local postoffice. The Red Cross is doing a
lot too, plus hurricane season is coming soon, so they are running low on
supplies and money. You could make the donation to your local Red Cross and
I am sure that they would get it to Grand Forks. *Anything* is a great help.
When you do send your relief, be sure to clearly mark it with "Flood Relief"
or something like that.
If you would like e-mail addresses of some local scouts and OA lodge officers
in the area, please reply to me personally. I will send you a form letter
because there will probably be quite a few people asking for the addresses.
Sorry in advance for not writing a personal reply. (Would you blast a bunch
of addresses over the net to thousands of people without the person whose
address you are giving out knowing? I think not.)
Here is the address, telephone and fax info for every scout office in the
council. I hope I didn't screw up a number.
Northern Lights Council
301 South 7th Street
Fargo ND 58103
GRAND FORKS OFFICE: (probably nobody there....)
1701 Cherry St.
Grand Forks, ND 58201
1720 Burnt Boat Drive
Bismarck, ND 58501
216 S. Broadway, Suite 16
Minot, ND 58701
I'll have to admit that I am pretty surprised that there has been so much
response with the flood; it is really pretty bad out there. Two colleges
have cancelled the remainder of the semester and graduation exercises. About
70 % of Grand Forks has been covered by water (at least, that's the last I
heard). Heck, G.F. was on the weather channel and CNN and every other news
Our troop has already sent aid, plus there is a church group doing it again
in our city. Everyone has been very willing to give whatever they can.
I hope you have very good results with your help drive. Hopefully, they will
have so much stuff that they won't be able to give it away! Wouldn't that be
Yours in Service,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City