Underwood students to fill sandbags [UPDATED]Published 9:41am Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Updated 11:46am Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Underwood High School will be sending 32 students from their National Honors Society and Interact service group to volunteer to fill sandbags in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Principal John Hamann said the district has been sending students from different grade levels to help for the last six years.
“The students are all very proud that they’re able to reach out and help somebody they don’t even know,” said Hamann. “I think the intrinsic value of doing this can’t be measured.”
Organizers in the Moorhead area have also been very receptive of the students’ efforts.
“In the past, organizers and volunteers have been complimentary of the job our students do and the fact that they go up there and know how to work and get the job done,” Hamann said.
Groups and organizations are encouraged to register to be notified about future volunteer needs by calling (218) 299-5107 or emailing mhdvol(at)cityofmoorhead.com. While volunteers are not needed in Moorhead right now, the neighboring city of Fargo and Cass County are looking for volunteers to fill sandbags this week.
AP and Daily Journal reports