Red River Valley Update: The Sign Says Stop, Ecumen Team Members GO!
- Mar 27th, 2009 11:49am
- Eric Schubert
The sign says stop, but Ecumen team members have been working non-stop in the Red River Valley and yesterday safely evacuated all residents from our Evergreens communities in Fargo and Moorhead. One bus got delayed leaving town, but Janet Green, Ecumen’s regional director, reports a police escort came and safely helped get it through.
All of our Fargo-Moorhead customers are now in the safety and comfort of Ecumen’s Emmanuel Community in Detroit Lakes, Minn., about 50 miles from Fargo-Moorhead. A salute to the many people who are working so tirelessly together, a number of whom face a flood threat to their very own homes.
In conjunction with this evacuation, Ecumen also assisted Eventide Senior Living in relocating a number of their residents from Moorhead to Ecumen communities in Alexandria, Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Pelican Rapids, and Lake Park.
Now the waiting for the crest of the Red River occurs. Please keep your prayers coming for our neighbors. The crest is expected Saturday. What is known is that it will be higher than ever before. What still remains to be seen is how high that will be.
… Thank you to Sayward Honer, daughter of Ecumen team member Corinna Honer, for the photo above. More of Sayward’s flood photos are here