PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ends 6/9 - The Missouri Valley Family YMCA Youth Development Center is happy to host its first annual Summer Food and Fun Fair, on Friday, June 9, from 11am-5pm, on the YMCA lot and lawn. The YDC will be selling hotdogs and hosting various free, family friendly activities including face painting, inflatables and more! Food trucks will also be on site for everyone to enjoy. Proceeds from the fair will be used to create the new YDC Outdoor Classroom.

Ends 6/11 – You’re invited to gather at the Menoken Grove for the best biker kick off to summer with the Abate State Rally! Rock out to Skyline, RockStar HD and Frankly Scarlett…Biker Rodeo and of course other entertainment. Gates open at Noon Friday June 9th. $40/pp for the weekend of fun. Must be 21 and an ABATE/SMRO member. Memberships available online until June 1st and at the gate.

Ends 9/2017 - Be a hero to someone in your community and give them the gift of life today!
Help fire up the blood supply and you could win a free grill! Just present to donate in May to enter your name into the giveaway! BONUS: Don’t forget to reward yourself for finding the hero in you by checking out the
Hero Reward Store! You receive points every time you donate which can be redeemed for fun prizes such as MOVIE TICKETS, GIFT CARDS, and T-SHIRTS. So why wait? Save lives today! Make your appointment by calling (877)827-4376.

Ends 9/2017 - The Bismarck Salvation Army needs volunteers this summer to help care for school-aged children in the afternoons. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.  More information will be available at the volunteer training program on Tuesday, June 6, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. at The Bismarck Salvation Army, 601 S. Washington St. Because volunteers will be working with children, The Salvation Army requires them to fill out an application and consent to a background check, which requires your social security number and a photo ID. For more information and to RSVP please contact: Lt. Christina Wise at 701-955-4556.

Ends xx/xx- Alzheimer’s disease is the most under-recognized public health crisis of the 21st century. No one should face Alzheimer’s or another dementia alone. There are people who understand and the Alzheimer’s Association has help available.  As the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association has FREE caregiver resources through the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program. Call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/mnnd to learn more.

Ends xx/xx- NWS PEACE Program is currently seeking caring families in our area to host high school age international exchange students.  Students are ages 15-18 and are available for “adoption” for 5-12 months.  Students come with medical insurance and spending money; you provide a loving home, 3 meals a day, a bed, (continue next page)   (from previous page)  and a lifetime experience for the student as well as your family.  For more information call 866-846-3977 or go online to www.nw-services.com.

Ends xx/xx- You can make the world a better place where it matters most -- right in your own hometown.  The North Dakota Community Foundation has been improving the lives of North Dakota citizens and their communities since 1976.  They administer over 500 chatitable funds, including 56 community foundations and over 200 scholarships for North Dakota youth.  Find out how you can make a difference in your hometown and leave a legacy for the next generations of North Dakotans.  Call the North Dakota Community Foundations at 222-8349 for more information or go online to www.ndcf.net.  

 Ends xx/xx- United Way Backpack Program sponsors are needed for 2015.  You or your business can provide weekend meals to nearly 500 children in the Bismarck-Mandan community for only two thousand dollars.  A gift of just five dollars ensures that a child has healthy meals when school is out of session.  Visit MSAUnitedWay.org and click "give" to ensure students succeed in school.

 Ends xx/xx- Did you know that there are medical grants available for families struggling with child health-related expenses?  The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 grant program.  Grants, up to $5,000, are available to help families who need financial assistance.  Go online to apply at www.uhccf.org.

Ends xx/xx- Tracy’s Sanctuary House is in need of volunteers and/or donations.  Tracy’s House is open day and night to those individuals that are facing traumatic emergency situations while awaiting word on their loved ones who need medical care.  If you would like to donate please consider these items: Office supplies, Bottled Water, Bath Tissue, Pillows, Sheets, Gift Certificates and Monetary donations.  Please call 258-5889 for more info.

Ends xx/xx- If you’re a non-profit organization that would like to make an announcement here or on one of our 6 radio stations, please submit your Public Service Announcement at least 2 weeks prior to your event. Mail to: PSA Director PO Box 2156 Bismarck, ND 58502 or email, gingerg@iheartmedia.com.