For anyone wishing to help victims of Superstorm Sandy, today is your final chance to drop off contributions to a local effort by the Rotary Club of Minot and Marry Me Bridal.
The project began as a small clothing drive, but quickly grew and Marry Me Bridal was swamped with donations.
Contributions can be brought to a semi-truck in the Slumberland parking lot at 2100 South Broadway today from 4 to 7 p.m. Items accepted include paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, new sheets and blankets and new or gently-used clothing. A?local farmer volunteered to drive the semi-truck full of items to the East Coast, where the items will be distributed to a Salvation Army and a shelter in Asbury Park, N.J. The truck will leave Minot Dec. 3.
We're not surprised the project has been hugely successful. Even before the Souris River flood of 2011, North Dakota residents have always been generous and more than willing to help others in need. Since the flood, North Dakotans realize even more that no community is alone when its residents are in need. This project, and others, have allowed North Dakotans an opportunity to pay it forward, and to be on the giving end instead of the receiving end.