Fargo and Cass County seek volunteers to fill 400,000 sandbags
Zeke Fuhrman | Mar 6, 2020 AT 7:19 am
The call is going out for volunteers to fill around 400,000 sandbags for Fargo and Cass County beginning next week.
Sandbag Central will open for the season at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 10. Operations will continue from 7 to 7 each weekday until the goal is met.
Sandbag Central is located at 2301 8th Avenue North in Fargo.
Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says the flood outlook remains “serious” and the city is meeting it with” a serious response”.
A volunteer website has been created so you can see when help is needed and get more information on parking and shuttles. The website is FargoND.gov/FloodVolunteers. During operating hours, 200 people are needed to run at full capacity.
Early mornings and evenings are currently most in need of volunteers. When you are ready to help, call the Fargo Sandbag Central Hotline at 701-476-4000. Groups of 15 or more are asked to calll 701-476-4141.