Number of volunteers continues to growFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A big turnout of helping hands in Fargo today: Sandbag Central had its most volunteers of the year! Meaning the city's on its way to its "million-bag goal" by Wednesday.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Before today, Fargo had 660-thousand sandbags filled. Everyday the number of volunteers continues to grow. Thursday had 392, Friday another 461 and today 405. Workers say promotional deals and the news of a higher crest has brought more people out.
"We gave away 15 pairs of Bon Jovi tickets today and yesterday and that was it was not announced that we were doing it we just wanted to give it to volunteers that were already here."
Those tickets were donated. Mayor Walaker says we have enough bags to protect to 40 feet. Sandbag Central will be closed tomorrow. Both cities are still asking for help getting enough sandbags filled.
In Fargo, sandbaggers can take shuttles from the Coliseum to go to Sandbag Central. Volunteers can work from eight to eight, Monday through Saturday. In Moorhead, you can go to the Public Works Facility Sunday from noon to seven and all week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Those needing sand and bags in Barnes County will now have two sites to go to. Residents will be able to pick bags and sand in the northern and southern parts of the county. Exact sites will be determined soon. Bags will be given by the highway department northwest of Valley City. Residents will have to bring sandbags home themselves.