Giving Tuesday | VideoSarahbeth Ackerman | 11/27/2012
"We do spend a lot of time as a society really focused on what`s the best deals and how can I get all of this shopping done?" said Stacy Nordstrom of Souris Valley United Way.
Souris Valley United Way is reminding the community what the holidays are really all about by raising awareness for giving donations that will better the City of Minot.
"We just wanted to make sure we had a say to take a step back and really think about what does our community need, how can we really help people out and really bring the spirit of the holiday back," said Nordstrom.
Just a few dollars to donate could go toward a hot meal for the elderly or even a years worth of reading material for kids.
"We are helping feed people, help protect and inspire children, really make our community safe, keep our families stronger, make our community a better place for everybody," said Nordstrom.
With the growing population, Souris Valley United Way needed to think about expanding their efforts.
"This year we have a larger goal than ever before, because our community has grown a lot and definitely the the number of children we have in our community, the number of opportunities to help and also the needs is a lot greater than before," said Nordstrom.
Their goal this year is to raise $675,000 and they reached 40 percent of that goal so far.
If you want to give back to the community you can visit www.svunitedway.com.