When it comes to basic needs like food, clothing and housing, the Salvation Army is there to help. Last year, more than 15,000 people in crisis received assistance, and it wouldn't have been possible without the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.
When you think of the holidays in the Northland, it's hard not to think of Bentleyville. Now in its 13th year, the tour of lights has brought joy and happiness to hundreds of thousands of people, but that's not all.
Addiction is more common that you might realize. In Minnesota, you're now more likely to die from a drug overdose than a car crash, and on those roads, one in seven Minnesota drivers has at least one DUI.
On the other side of addiction, is a future. WDIO's Trees of Hope series this week on Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge profiles the Duluth non-profit which helps men find recovery. One of those men is Jordan. He's set to graduate from the program in a few weeks and is living proof that nobody's future has to be defined by the past.
Successfully escaping the grips of addiction, doesn't happen alone. WDIO's Trees of Hope series this week is profiling Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. In its outpatient and long-term residential programs, the Duluth non-profit helps men find recovery.
Two young girls make a big difference while volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank. ten year old Emmaline and seven year old Genevieve.
We take a closer look at how Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank helps the Northland senior community with their NAPS program.
Student volunteers from Cloquet High School are helping their younger peers stay full over the weekends. The Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank is our Trees of Hope Charity of the Week.
Patricia Bergholm was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in September of 2013. Now her daughter, Tara Wain is volunteering and hoping to spread the message about recognizing symptoms. WDIO is proud to again partner with HOM Furniture for the Trees of Hope campaign.
Elizabeth Busche was only 19-years-old when she died from a rare ovarian cancer. Her parents are keeping her memory alive by helping fight ovarian cancer.
Sherrill McDonald of Duluth survived Stage 3 ovarian cancer, and encourages all women to be advocates for their own health. WDIO is proud to again partner with HOM Furniture for the Trees of Hope campaign, supporting the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.