Volunteers Needed at Cass County Sandbag Operation

Volunteers are needed to help fill sandbags
Filling sandbags in Cass County, ND.
Filling sandbags in Cass County, ND.(Valley News Live)
Published: Apr. 5, 2023 at 10:53 AM CDT
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CASS COUNTY, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Cass County officials are officially calling for volunteers to fill sandbags to help flood fight efforts throughout the county this spring.

The Sandbag Cass operation is located at the Cass County Highway Department at 1201 Main Avenue West in West Fargo, near the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Volunteers will be needed for shifts from Tuesday, April 11 until Wednesday, April 19. Shifts usually last between two and three hours.

Earlier this week, city and county officials met to lay out their plans for the flood season. A total of 200,000 sandbags will be filled to help protect the following communities:

  • Cass County: 100,000
  • Fargo: 80,000
  • West Fargo: 5,000
  • Backup/Backfill: 15,000

If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up at www.casscountynd.gov/volunteer or call Public Information Coordinator Catlin Solum at 701-241-5794.

For general flood related questions, call the Cass County Flood Hotline at (701) 241-8000.