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Sandbag help needed; buses leave New London early Friday

NEW LONDON -- Volunteers are being sought to board two buses in New London tomorrow to help with the sandbagging effort in Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead.

The buses will depart from Peace Lutheran Church, New London, at 5:30 a.m. Friday. They will return between 8 and 10 p.m. There is room on the busses for more than 100 volunteers.

Volunteers should register by calling the United Way volunteer center: 320-235-1050 or Green Lake Lutheran Ministries at 320-796-2181.

Volunteers should wear warm clothing, and bring gloves, water and snacks if desired. Hot meals and shovels will be provided at the sandbagging locations.

United Way of West Central Minnesota and Green Lake Lutheran Ministries are coordinating the effort with support from area churches and Peterson Bus Service.