It’s no secret that dogs make paws-itively great pets, which is why we’re mutts about Journey Home Animal Rescue a brand-new volunteer-driven foster organization serving the Grand Forks area. While Journey Home officially opened its doors January 2019, the great people behind the scenes have helped home thousands of animals over the years.
The fantastic Leslie Rethemeier has kindly offered to tell us a bit more about how Journey Home is caring for and connecting North Dakota’s four-legged friends with their forever families. Read on.
If you think one small act can’t make a big difference, then you haven’t heard about Brave the Shave. In 2008, a small group of Basin Electric employees decided they wanted to shave five heads to raise $10,000 to fight childhood cancer. Today, over 2,200 volunteers have raised over $3 million shaving their heads to help North Dakota kids focus on getting well. Read on.
Stacy Nelson-Heising and her husband, Dan, have found a new apple-y ever after for her family’s 100-year-old Ayr farm – now reinvented into Cottonwood Cider House and Orchard, North Dakota’s original cidery. The wonderful Stacy has kindly offered her thoughts on biodynamic farming, building a cider culture in North Dakota, and some valuable advice for readers on planting apple trees. Read on.
For being a relatively small (but mighty) state, North Dakota is the fortunate home to many truly exceptional artists – like Cindy Roth of Turtle Mountain Artistry, who brings blocks of tupelo wood to life. The wonderful Cindy has kindly offered up her thoughts on how she has carved out her own piece of North Dakota. Read on.
“You must not be from around here.”
If you are a North Dakotan that has stepped outside the sugar beet region of the Upper Midwest, you have probably heard this phrase – followed, of course, by:
”You’re the first person I’ve met from North Dakota.” Read on.
One of the many reasons it’s great to be a North Dakotan is knowing that you live in a community that cares about you. Introducing YESS (Youth Empowering Social Status) – a brand-new organization that brings together young people with and without disabilities to build peer relationships and make sure no one is left behind.
Board President Erin Pasley kindly offered to give us a little insight on what the community is doing to #sayYESS. Read on.
Meet Dakota: an amazing nine-year-old from Reynolds, ND who spends her free time making her community more beautiful by playing the harp. Dakota kindly offered to tell us a little bit more about how she is using music to spread joy. Read on.
My grandfather, Sam Silverman, received an official commendation for leading Shabbat services for his fellow Jewish servicemen while serving overseas in WWII.
If you have a nice story about a North Dakota veteran, please share it below or DM us here. We will compile them all for Veteran’s Day.
Thanks in advance!
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Do you like to sew (or can you wield a scissors)? Do you like kids? Are you ready to start your day off feeling great? Thank you to Mavis Fayette for this wonderful story about a group of volunteers working wonderfully to make surgery more comfortable for children. And guess what – the group is recruiting! Read on to learn more.
Do you have a nice story of a random, or not-so-random act of North Dakota kindness? Do you work with an amazing volunteer? Do you know someone who is doing something terrific? Send us a short message here before November 15, 2018, and be entered to win this sweet Uffda sweatshirt (size XL)!
Categories: North Dakota Nice