Volunteers to inspire hope
In September, Stars of Hope will bring national attention to the flood-ravaged Souris River Valley as part of its Sept. 11 remembrance.
At an Aug. 15 news conference in front of Minot State University's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, Stars of Hope, in partnership with the New York Says Thank You Foundation, Hope Village and local organizations, announced plans to bring volunteers from around the nation to the Minot area.
"More help is on its way," said Matt Deighton, former South Central Kansas Tornado Recovery Organization volunteer coordinator and current Stars of Hope ambassador. Deighton survived an Enhanced Fujita 5 tornado that leveled 95 percent of Greensburg, Kan., and killed 11 people. Greensburg is where Stars of Hope started in 2007, and Deighton described the Stars of Hope mission as helping communities "build, repair dreams and give hope."
Below is the finalized schedule for Minot State University's National Day of Service events that begin Sept. 6. There will be volunteers coming from all over the United States and students from Missouri Southern University, Joplin. Minot State is excited about our partnerships within the community and grateful to those on our campus who show support by participating in these events.
|Minot State University National Day of Service|
|August 28||Signup for National Day of Service Project in CETL Office (Old Main 101)|
Projects two hours long and transportation is provided.
|September 4||Creating Emergency Binders in Residence Halls|
Creating Emergency Binders in the Beaver Dam at 5 PM
* All supplies provided
|September 5||Karaoke & Free food in the Beaver Dam|
* Booth set up to sign up for National Day of Service Project
|September 6||2 PM / Public Viewing of National 9/11 Flag; Ann Nicole Nelson Hall|
The National 9/11 Flag, which flew over the World Trade Center wreckage site, will arrive by motorcade at MSU's Old Main for unfurling and public viewing. Destroyed in the attack and stitched back together by disaster survivors, the flag contains pieces of retired American flags from all 50 states and exemplifies the American people's resilience. The community is invited to attend and to wear patriotic colors.
|September 6||2:30-7 PM / Stars of Hope Paint Tent|
*Lawn in front of Old Main
|September 6||3 PM / Documentary "New York Says Thank You"|
Ann Nicole Nelson Hall*
|September 6||4-6 PM / Project New, a nonprofit organization which focuses on recovery|
CETL Office (Old Main 101)
|September 6||7 PM / Documentary "New York Says Thank You"|
|September 7||MSU Day of Service!|
|September 11||MSU Day of Service!|
|* Viewers are asked to bring a food item for the area's food pantries.|
For questions, contact Beth Odahlen, Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-3177.