IN ANTICIPATION OF 2013 SPRING FLOODING
CASS COUNTY IS COORDINATING WITH THE CITY OF FARGO TO FILL SANDBAGS
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING TO FILL SANDBAGS PLEASE VISIT THE FARGO FLOOD VOLUNTEER PAGE AT:
OR CALL 701-476-4000
You Can Help Disaster Victims!
Disasters result in tragic loss of life and cause extensive damage every year. After a disaster has struck, people everywhere want to help those in need. Cass County and the City of Fargo have agreements with FirstLink to provide volunteer coordination during local disasters.
Can I go directly to the disaster scene and volunteer to help?
Although well-intentioned, volunteers who have not been specifically requested at a disaster site frequently just add to the existing chaos. FirstLink is the authorized Volunteer Coordination agency in Cass County.
What can I do?
The Volunteer Center will have various duties available to do during a disaster. The following highlights some of the opportunities:
- Providing Transportation
- Information Distribution
- Debris Removal
- Donations Management
- Counseling Referrals
- 24-Hour Hotline
- Food Preparation
- Special Skills: plumbers, carpenters
FirstLink Volunteer Center
During a crisis, the Volunteer Center will coordinate volunteers and requests for assistance. Help will arrive quickly in order to reduce needless loss and speed the recovery process. The Center will work with Fargo and Cass County to get the volunteers where they are needed.
Volunteer Hotline: 701-476-4000
During a crisis, the Volunteer Center will activate a 24-hour Hotline. By calling the Hotline number, help will be sent as quickly as possible to help in disaster preparation and in the recovery process.