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Shauna Wimer, Deanna Nordling and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley in Giving Hearts Day 2023!

Deanna and Shauna are a mother-daughter duo from Fargo with a passion for giving back. While Deanna is retired now, she gives her time volunteering for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley. Shauna, Deanna’s daughter, attended Minnesota State University Moorhead before starting her journey in marketing and communications across North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

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Photo by Geneva Nodland

She began her career here with Midco as the Regional Sales Manager for the FWFM area and went on to become Director of Advertising Sales. Her role as part of the Midco Senior Leadership team allowed her to foster skills with her work community like building relationships and encouraging women’s business leadership. She has a multitude of accomplishments, involvement and volunteer time, including:

  • Member of the Women in Cable Telecommunications
  • Member of the Fargo chapter of the Power of 100
  • Regular volunteer and past President of the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley
  • Volunteer for Hope Blooms
  • Recent graduate of the 2019 Dakota Medical Foundation High Impact Board training
  • Recognized as one of the 2020 Prairie Business Top 25 Women in Business

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley (RMHC RRV) opens its doors and offers a home for families to stay in while their children receive medical care. The nonprofit can support these families during difficult times through the time and work of the team and volunteers

“Like many families, our introduction to RMHC was through a need. Our niece needed medical care early in her life and our family stayed at a Ronald McDonald House while she was hospitalized. Our connection grew throughout the years and RMHC has been our family’s charity of choice for quite some time,” Shauna said.

Both mother and daughter volunteer for the organization, they prepare meals for the families staying with the RMHC of the RRV. Deanna brings a special joy from the kitchen by baking birthday treats for guests and office projects. Shauna took on the role of president and served on the Board of Directors for six years. Together they utilize their talents and give their time for something they’re passionate about!

Why do you think this is important for everyone to consider the best route, and why is it important for your business?

The Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community is full of opportunities to help others. DMF has generated excitement to share abundance with others whether that is through time, talent, or financial giving. Everyone’s input helps the community’s greater good. Giving Hearts Day is a celebrated holiday in this area! It’s festive, fun and bursting with generosity! My husband and I believe the blessing is in the gift and it fills our hearts to contribute.

– Shauna Wimer

Giving back to the community is a good way to get to know the community and meet new people while also helping families in need. RMHC has provided volunteer opportunities that I can be involved with to help keep families close.

– Deanna Nordling

This year, RMHC of the RRV is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and many years of supporting families who need it. They began with the ability to house 6 families a night, and in 2018, built a new facility able to house 24. They also have partnered with Essentia Health Hospital, allowing families respite on-site.

The Sweetheart Ball, RHHC of the RRV’s annual gala, will be held Saturday, Feb 11! Tickets can be purchased at rmhcfargo.org

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“It’s heartwarming and an incredible experience. Get ready to be a part of wonderful loving support for other families,” Shauna said. “The house is energetic and engaging.”

4757 Agassiz Crossing S, Fargo, ND
(701) 232-3980
Facebook | @RMHCRRV
Twitter | @RMHCFargo
Instagram | @rmhcfargo

Written by Geneva Nodland

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