Hope Village has received a $20,000 donation from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod earmarked for a portion of its village coordinator's salary.
In addition, Nathan Anderson, founder and owner of NoDak Films, presented the unified volunteer center with a $2,000 donation towards operating costs.
The village coordinator is responsible coordinating the overall experience of volunteers, with special emphasis upon hospitality and village life and working with Hope Village's partners so that the organization operates fluidly.
From left, Pastor Andy Busch, Steve Carbno and Pastor Paul Krueger acknowledge a $20,000 grant from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Steve Carbno, a former Salvation Army officer with 37 years of disaster experience, accepted the position in July. Since its opening, Hope Village has had over 2,100 volunteers come through.
The position is a two-year appointment, and United Methodist Committee on Relief, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Hope Village have also committed funds to its salary.
Meanwhile, NoDak raised $2,000 for Hope Village from its special edition Flood Fight DVD of its first feature-length movie "Last Summer For Boys."
"I'm honored that NoDak Films is part of the recovery, proud of North Dakota and humbled by all those who purchased a DVD to help give back to the flood effort, which is still ongoing," NoDak Films founder and owner Nathan Anderson said in a press release.