Last year, the American Red Cross helped 170 western North Dakota residents affected by house fires, wild fires, and severe storms. In addition, the Red Cross opened two shelters, serving 81,404 meals and assisting 3,744 individuals, during the flooding in both Minot and Bismarck in 2011. Now thanks to a new partnership with Border States Electric, H&H Electric, Triangle Electric, Industrial Electric Services, and Slop Electric, the Red Cross will be able to better serve those affected by these disasters in the area.
Due to terrain, industry, and a rise in population, western North Dakota is highly prone to disaster.
As we prepare for future response, the commitments from these partners ensure the Red Cross mission to respond during times of need is met. Thanks to this contribution, the Red Cross will be able to better aid the growing population in the region and have the necessary resources to provide services.
"Due to the growth in western North Dakota, we recognize a need to improve and expand our services," said Regional CEO Judy Green. "These five businesses have answered the call of strong corporate citizenship."
The $56,000 combined contribution from these partners will purchase the following items:
* One Vehicle
*Fully Loaded Trailer (cots, care kits, first aid supplies, etc.)
*Travel Costs for Disaster Relief
"I feel like as corporate citizens, it's the least we could do, is help them with this endeavor," said Border States Electric Northwest Vice President Jason Stein. "I feel really proud of the fact that we were able to step up and get it accomplished together as a group."
With these additional resources, the Red Cross now has the ability to better assist communities’ needs in the western part of North Dakota.