Great River Energy aids in Heartview’s recovery expansion

As alcohol and drug addiction has risen – doubling in the past five years – so has the need for additional treatment services and space at the Heartview Foundation in North Dakota.

To help meet the growing demand for treatment facilities, Great River Energy donated $50,000 to the Heartview Foundation’s capital campaign. The donated funds will help provide 16 additional treatment beds and 15 efficiency apartments at the former Ruth Meiers men’s emergency shelter.

The donation was matched by the Otto Bremer Foundation for a total impact of $100,000.

“Supporting the Heartview Foundation’s residential services expansion will help people in our communities struggling with addiction,” said Rachel Retterath, manager of governmental affairs and business development at Great River Energy. “Helping develop sustainable communities is one of the cooperative principles we live by.”

Heartview Foundation is the oldest private, nonprofit alcohol/drug treatment and education program in the region. Since 1964, Heartview has served over 30,000 patients and families from the U.S. and Canada.