Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot, ND, was the recipient of a $3,700 Fueling Futures grant from local energy transportation company, Enbridge. Funds donated to the Ranch will purchase a vaccine refrigerator for the Ranch’s Nursing department.
A quarter of the kids admitted to the Ranch are behind on state-required vaccines, putting them at risk for highly contagious and debilitating illnesses. They may also experience difficulty attending school and participating in extracurricular activities due to state regulations and organizational guidelines.
Having a vaccine refrigerator makes it possible for Ranch nurses to administer vaccines, on location, to children in residential treatment.
When kids at the Ranch are up to date on their vaccinations, they have a reduced chance of illness, and can attend school and participate in extracurricular activities post-discharge. Being vaccinated protects the kids and others while at the Ranch, but also as they return to their home communities.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves.
Enbridge Inc. is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquid and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities, and renewable power generation. The company safely delivers an average of 2.9 million barrels of crude oil each day through its Mainline and Express Pipeline, and accounts for nearly 65% of U.S.-bound Canadian crude oil production. Enbridge also moves approximately 20% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S., serving key supply basins and demand markets. Enbridge has ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the decade.