By Associated Press - Sunday, September 14, 2014

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Church patrons in Aberdeen are sending socks to the booming Bakken region of western North Dakota to help workers stay warm this winter.

The Bakken Oil Rush Ministry is organized by United Methodist churches in the Dakotas. The Ministry organized the “Run Your Socks Off” 5K on Saturday in Aberdeen. Participants had to donate a pair of work socks as an entry fee.

Rev. Lou Whitmer is a pastor of North Highland church in Aberdeen. Whitmer says the ministry collected about 100 pairs of socks that will be shipped to the oil-rich Bakken region.


Information from: Aberdeen American News,

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