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Adversity always brings out the best in people

Tragedy always brings out the best in people and the recent fire at the Galleria Apartments is once again living proof of that.

Yesterday, a press release issued by officials at the Shepherd of the Prairie Church, in south Fargo, the primary donation and distribution site for Galleria fire victims, said it all with their statement: "Our church is officially FULL! We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness and generosity in donating. It's so amazing what a community can do when they pull together."

That's what's so great about living in the communities in which we do - everybody, for the most part, is always standing ready and willing to pitch in and help out whenever the need is the most.

It doesn't get any better than that.

For those of you still looking for a way 'to give' when it comes to those affected by the fire, gift cards and financial donations are still being accepted by Shepherd of the Prairie Church for distribution.

They are also in need of volunteers to donate their time in assisting with the donations as they come in (sorting, folding clothes, etc.) and helping residents find what they need.

The church is located at 6151 25th St. S., Fargo. Inquiries can be made by calling 701-235-5711, and more information about specific needs are available on their website at