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Driven To Serve. Introducing our Ministry News Blog.

Jeremy Jensen, August 25 2020

As President and Vice President of Fix It Forward Ministry we have a front seat view when it comes to witnessing the day-to-day impact of helping our fellow community member solve transportation challenges. Yet, we know that many of you, who so generously donate your gifts, talents, and time to Fix It Forward Ministry, do not have the same opportun...

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Challenging times. Navigating the COVID-19 situation.

Jody Jensen, August 25 2020

With this news blog, we want to begin by addressing the global pandemic and pausing to wish each of you good health and wellbeing. We keep you, especially those who are most impacted by the pandemic, in our prayers. In order to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and community members, we have temporarily realigned our energy. We...

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Rotating wheels. Car #200 was also car #76.

Jody Jensen, August 25 2020

Twice Blessed! A former recipient re-donated car #76 (a Nissan Altima) to help another community member in need.  The new recipient is a single mom living with Mass Cell Activation Syndrome (an immune condition that can result in debilitating physical symptoms). This health condition forced her to leave her much-loved job as a teacher and, as the b...

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High School shop class impacts students and local community.

Jody Jensen, August 25 2020

The need for reliable transportation in our community continues to grow and, in an effort to continue to assist community members in need, we’ve added some extra minds, hands, and hearts to our volunteer base. We are thrilled to be working with students in the Fargo South High Auto Shop program in our efforts to increasing the number of vehicles we...

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Support when it's most needed. Working with Best Christmas Ever (BCE)

Jody Jensen, August 25 2020

Working with Best Christmas Gift Ever (BCE) we met a recipient facing a host of life challenges: sustaining life on a low-income, taking care of a young son battling cancer, facing the constant stress of mounting medical bills, and the worry of attaining reliable transportation to and from her son’s chemotherapy appointments.

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Volunteer of the year 2019... Arne Schjeldrup.

Jody Jensen, August 25 2020

Arne, who passed away on November 4, 2019 and is now resting in eternal peace with our Heavenly Father, was part of Fix It Forward Ministry from day one assisting in any way he was able. We want to recognize him as Volunteer Of The Year 2019 for his help with promoting our Ministry, volunteering to help repair cars and fundraising assistance. Arne...

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Giving Hearts Day 2020 was a success!

Jody Jensen, August 25 2020

This was our first year participating in the community wide tradition of Giving Hearts Day.  It was a fun experience for us and we received donations from 137 donors!!!  With the donations we received we will be able to continue with repairs of up to 45 vehicles. We are very grateful for the financial support and look forward to putting these donat...

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Our 2019 Partner of the Year... Fargo Public Schools.

Jody Jensen, August 25 2020

If the old adage is true that we learn by doing, then Fargo Public Schools are definitely making sure that their students learn from books, hands-on work, and community involvement.  Thank you, Fargo Public Schools (and students!) for your amazing partnership – we are blessed to work alongside you as our 2019 Partner of the Year!

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Safely and slowly moving forward. Car #221 finds a new home.

Jody Jensen, August 25 2020

As we started this news blog, we put car donation on pause.  However, the middle of May, saw the donation of car #221! We are so excited to be returning to vehicle donations.  We’re thankful that the North Dakota DMV has instituted limited operations, which has enabled us to resume vehicle titling.

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Cruising because we care. Fix It Forward Care Cruise a success.

Jody Jensen, August 25 2020

One of the things that we’ve realized here at Fix It Forward Ministry is that though we might all be in the same storm, we’re not all traveling through it in the same car.  This has been especially apparent in light of the global pandemic, because many of our valued elders are facing extra social distancing precautions.

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