Barack Obama spent this morning volunteering at the Sasha Bruce Youthwork shelter in Washington DC. See the NYTimes: Obama Celebrates Holiday With Service. If you’re looking for ways to do service here in Northfield, check the resources on the 5th Bridge site. Continue reading Celebrating MLK Day with service
The Red Cross has two-day blood drive in Northfield this week at the Northfield Ballroom, 1055 Hwy 3 North (formerly American Legion Ballroom) from 1-7 PM each day. You can do a double red cell donation either day, too. Continue reading There will be blood – yours – at the Northfield Ballroom this week
See my album of 55 photos or this slideshow:
See Doug Bratland’s post on Northfield.org with his album of 40 photos or this slideshow of his:
The Northfield mobile packing event for Feed My Starving Children, which was hosted by 5th Bridge, this past weekend, was a fabulous success. 171,072 nutritious, life saving meals, were packed by 705 Northfield volunteers and over $26,000 was donated by individuals and businesses to cover the costs of the food we packed. Simply put, 468 starving children around the world will be fed for the next year, because of the caring and generosity of Northfield residents.
See the 2008 FMSC photo album or this slideshow:
Here’s an 8-minute video clip (taken on Saturday) from this weekend’s 5th Bridge/Feed My Starving Children event at the Armory.
5th Bridge has secured 800 Northfield-area volunteers to pack 150,000 meals and raise $22,500 for Feed My Starving Children this weekend. It all starts Friday at 11 am at the National Guard Armory and goes all day and all night through the weekend. See the press release (PDF) and the 5th Bridge FMSC page for details including who to contact if you’d like to volunteer.
Among the sponsors, contributors, and team sponsors:
Our local Circle of Service did a meal-packing stint at FMSC’s Eagan facility back in 2005. Here’s the slideshow:
See the album.