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Grant Allows Barnesville Ambulance to Purchase Life-Saving LUCAS Device

The FM Area Foundation has awarded a $8,993 grant to the Barnesville Ambulance to purchase a LUCAS 3 manual CPR device. The LUCAS is a mechanical chest compression device that delivers high quality, guidelines-consistent chest compressions to sudden cardiac arrest patients.   The Barnesville Ambulance has one LUCAS device, which has been credited with saving at least five lives over the last two …

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Grant Helps Spread Joy to Those in Need

Hope Blooms creates meaningful moments one bouquet at a time  Inspiring hope, happiness and emotional healing through repurposed flowers. That is the mission of Hope Blooms, a local nonprofit dedicated to changing lives through small acts of kindness. Hope Blooms repurposes donated flowers and rearranges them into beautiful bouquets and delivers them to community members in need, all with the mes…

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Patricia Skognes Leaves a Gift to Support Local Charities

A new fund created through the bequest of Patricia Skognes was recently established at the FM Area Foundation and will provide annual support for nine local charities. Patricia grew up in Fargo attending Fargo Public Schools and later received a B.A. degree from Minnesota State Universtiy Moorhead and M.A. degree from North Dakota State University. She was a long-time Fargo teacher. She spent mu…

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