Latest NDAD newsletter includes late co-founder Gibbens' final essay

Posted: Sep 17 2021
The new issue of NDAD Insider newsletter features client stories, a closer look at qualifying for assistance, and the final essay written by the late NDAD co-founder and longtime leader Ron Gibbens.

Gibbens, NDAD's only board president since the charitable nonprofit officially was organized in 1975, finished writing the article shortly a few weeks before his death May 2 in Grand Forks. The rural Cando native was 80.

NDAD clients Amanda Galarza of Grafton and Brandon Becker of New Salem are the subject of articles, and winners of NDAD's Gibbens Memorial and Adaptive Recreation grants for 2021 are summarized. 

Download a PDF of the newsletter HERE.
Cover page of the Summer 2021 NDAD Insider newsletter

Dean Knutson
Dean Knutson performs volunteer respite care visits in East Grand Forks, Minn., on behalf of Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota. The Grand Forks resident likes the fit, for several reasons. “I’ve been told I can talk,” he said, smiling. He says he’s a good listener, too – a key component of respite service. Knutson ...
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