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By Staff | Nov 17, 2017

Salvation Army red kettle campaign

Today starts the launch of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign run by volunteer bell ringers in Pierce County. Volunteer bell ringers will be ringing the bells to collect donations for the holidays. Volunteers are needed to raise approximately $4000.00 for programs and client assistance in Pierce County.

Laurie Odden, the Senior Community Development Manager said that volunteers are needed to make this campaign successful. “Every hour counts, so even if you only have one hour to help it will be appreciated.” Call Laurie at 701-208-0773 to donate your time for the Red Kettle Campaign that runs through December 23

TGU head start programs receive federal funding

Early learning programs in the Towner-Granville-Upham school district have received federal funds.

Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp announced Monday that the Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Head Start awarded over $1.1 million in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs operated by Early Explorers, a grantee of the district.

“[Monday’s] funds will support early education opportunities for children in north-central North Dakota, helping establish a strong foundation for well-being and success throughout their lives,” said Hoeven in Monday’s announcement.

Heitkamp said in the announcement: “Starting a child’s education early will set them on the right path to success later in life. Helping to support early childhood education programs makes sure that the next generation of North Dakotans have the education they need. This federal funding will support the TGU School District’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs for children in Towner and Granville.”

– Tribune Staff Report

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