Meeting set to discuss Dream Center in Minot

The community is being invited to a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the possibility of forming a Regional Dream Center in Minot.

Organizers Reed Soderstrom and Wade Nelson will facilitate conversation between various nonprofits, churches, community leaders and business owners to explore ways a Dream Center could uplift the Minot community and surrounding region.

The topics will range from current ministries, food harvesting of untapped free food resources made possible by a recent amendment to the Good Samaritan Act, and the possible uses of all or part of the old Trinity Hospital building in downtown Minot.

The Dream Center organization was founded in 1994 by Matthew and Tommy Barnett in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The first Dream Center was started in 1996 with the purchase of the old Queen of Angels Hospital. Currently, there is a network of 84 Dream Centers in cities around the country, including Bismarck, offering food banks, clothing and various other assistance programs.

Tuesday’s meeting will feature breakout sessions following the meeting to further identify existing services, gaps and possible solutions for food, shelter, recovery and other community needs such as child and animal care. Food and beverages will be provided, courtesy of local sponsors.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at The Pursuit Church at 515 20th Ave. SE, Suite 1. The meeting also will be accessible through a Zoom link: meeting ID 869 4213 4098. The passcode is #Minot.


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