A year ago in Fargo, North Dakota, the snow melted as the rains came and the Red River threatened to drown the whole city. Volunteers came out in droves to help sandbag.
It is happening again this year, but the timing is even worse – the college kids who did so much good a year ago are on Spring Break this week. So Fargo has recruited high school and even grade school kids. I read an AP report earlier in the day that talked about a three year old with his little plastic shovel out there with his big brothers.
This report on MSNBC talks about schools shutting down classes so kids can help sandbag. If there is one funny thing about this, it is the idea that a town that never calls a snow day has called a sandbag day.