Thanks and congratulations to the over 10,000 volunteers that have made over 2 million bags!! Â Weâ€™re not making bags Saturday to give volunteers and our fantastic staff at Fargo, lifeâ€™s a beach at Sandbag Central a well deserved breather to catch their breath and relax.
1st crew of the day on the morning shift were these great WF Packers and Amy from Microsoft. Â We tie them high and let them fly!
These WF Packers have conquered the stack! Â Fun crew with attitude!
Nice shades!! Â Firefighter Mike with WF Packers may be holding the 2 millionth bag that was produced sometime over the noon hour while we were whipping out the bags. Â They did a great job and were a hoot to work with.
After a quick lunch break I got shanghaied by these Hankinson Pirates to stack. Â Theyâ€™re excited to help in our flood fight and worked all day, from 9 to 2:30! Â Thank you!! Â They had a little trouble with their bus not starting to get them home, but one of Fargoâ€™s crack mechanics figured out it was just a loose ground and they made it back safe and sound.
Bruce Grubb is the Kahuna of Fargo, lifeâ€™s a beach at Sandbag Central. Â Heâ€™s giving the volunteers and his excellent staff a well deserved round of applause at the 2 million bag announcement. Â Way to go Bruce!! Â Your organized chaos in a safe, fun, and productive manner is unrivaled.
They shut the machines down to celebrate reaching 2 million bags today. Â These fine ladies kept the cake coming, enough for all the excellent volunteers on hand today!
Derek and NDSU Freshman Tiffany making another flat pallet. Â It was her first day volunteering and soon was making the nicest pallets in the place. Â Tiffany has pallet pride and smiles when her pallet gets the fork lift drivers thumbs up.
Another team of Theta Chiâ€™s keep the spider spinning. Â We had great teamwork when the gun fouled or ran out of wire. Â Thanks for all you do guys!
Sandbag Central is closed this week-end and will crank up again on Monday now from 8 â€“ 6 pm Mon â€“ Fri. Â Weâ€™re hoping to reach our goal next week in time to party for St. Pattyâ€™s Day Parade in Downtown Fargo next Saturday!!
Letâ€™s keep it going next week!
Whereâ€™s the best place in Fargo to find sand, palm trees and a lei? Â Leave your troubles at home and head on over to Sandbag Central. Â If you want in on the fun, check out the schedule for the best times to come. Â http://volunteerstatus.cityoffargo.com
Letâ€™s see if we can raise the bar again today! Â Hope to see you there!!
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