Minnesota Vikings Texting Campaign to Help Northland Flood Victims

By KBJR News 1

Minnesota Vikings Texting Campaign to Help Northland Flood Victims

August 16, 2012 Updated Aug 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Minnesota Vikings are rallying their fans together to help in the flood relief efforts for the Northland.

The Vikings have partnered with several Northland communities as well as the United Way of Greater Duluth on a "Text 2 Give" campaign.

Starting today, Vikings fans have the opportunity to help fellow Minnesotans with a $5 donation by texting “FLOOD12” to 20222.

Proceeds from the campaign will go to the Twin Ports Region Long-Term Flood Relief Fund, a regional fund designed to help those affected by the Northland flash floods last June.

In addition to the “Text 2 Give” campaign, the Vikings will also make a $10,000 donation to the fund during Friday night’s Vikings-Bills preseason game.

Team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf will present a check to mayors Don Ness, Bruce Ahlgren, Jason Goodwin, and Ted Shaw.

“Thousands of Minnesotans were impacted by the massive flooding this summer,” said Mark Wilf. “It is critical for us as an organization to use our platform to raise awareness about this disaster and support these families.”

The Twin Ports Region Long-Term Flood Relief Fund is assisting Minnesotans affected all across the Northland.

Every dollar donated to the fund is designated to victims across the region; administrative fees are being covered by local governments, United Ways, foundations and other agencies.

The United Way is hoping to raise $1 million for flood victims.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns