SPIRIT OF THE SANDBAGGER

Help Bring This Vision To Life. Donate Today!

A public art project to celebrate 100 years of community service.

The Fargo Lions Club is celebrating its 100-year anniversary by commissioning a public art piece commemorating the Spirit of the Sandbagger.

 

To honor the efforts of the thousands of volunteers who answered the call to protect our city from devastating floods, a gateway arch has been designed, fabricated, and installed between the two pillars at Riverside Gardens.

 

We invite you to participate in further fundraising to provide nighttime lighting of this commemorative art piece!

Photo by Chris Flynn of The Forum

HOW TO DONATE

All donations are administered by the Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation through the “Spirit of the Sandbagger” Public Art Project Fund.

FMAF is a 501(C)3 organization and will issue receipts for donations.

GIVE ONLINE

A 3% credit card processing fee will apply.

GIVE BY CHECK

Checks may be made payable to: FM AREA FOUNDATION noting “Spirit of the Sandbagger” in the memo line or in an accompanying note.

Please send checks to:
FM AREA FOUNDATION
409 7th St S.
Fargo, ND 58103
(701-234-0756)

Questions on donating through FM Area Foundation? Please contact Greg Diehl at:
greg@areafoundation.org
701-234-0756

Giving Levels

“Flood Fighter” Level

$1 - $999

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-Recognized on this website and on the Fargo Lions website

“Shovel” Level

$1,000 - $4,999

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-Recognized on this website and on the Fargo Lions website
-Invited To Attend Ribbon Cutting

“Sandbag” Level

$5,000 - $9,999

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-Recognized on this website and on the Fargo Lions website
-Invited To Cut Ribbon At Dedication
-Name On Plaque

“Floodwall” Level

$10,000 AND ABOVE

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-Recognized on this website and on the Fargo Lions website
-Invited To Cut Ribbon At Dedication
-Name On Plaque In Largest Font

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Our Plan

The Spirit of the Sandbagger artwork was installed in August of 2021. Further plans include installing lighting fixtures before our long winter nights commence! With your funding/participation, we can light up this commemoration of the strength and unity of our community.

We Invite YOU To Participate

Your support can play a role in bringing this vision to life! Your donation can help us create this memorable piece as a symbol of unity for generations to come.

Donors will be honored by being recognized on this website, receiving an invite to the ribbon cutting*, and having their name etched on the plaque next to the installation**.

*For supporters who donate $1,000 or more.
**For supporters who donate $5,000 or more.