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New Life Center celebrates 110 years helping Fargo's less fortunate

New Life Center is a homeless shelter in Fargo.

FARGO—For more than 40,000 nights, one Fargo organization has been committed to helping those in need.

The New Life Center, a Fargo homeless shelter, celebrates 110 years of service this year.

Started back in 1907, it's helped the less fortunate through some of America's toughest times.

Back in 1911, they provided 384 meals. Today, the Christian-based center annually serves more than 81,000.

Rob Swiers, New Life Center executive director, said the shelter's goal is to be a hand up, not a handout.

"Our goal is not to turn people into me or into you. Our goal is to help individuals be the best self that they can be," he said.

If you'd like to help the New Life Center, you can donate by clicking here.

New Life is participating in Giving Hearts Day on Feb. 9, when donations to more than 350 local charities and charitable funds will be matched. New Life has a matched donation of $110,000.

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