Steve Carbno, a lifelong resident of Fargo, ND, has been named Hope Village Coordinator. He take the reins from Joe and Ruth Galey, who have returned to Boise after spending three months getting Hope Village up and running.
Carbno has been involved in disaster response since 1974, when he and his wife experienced a fire in their apartment. After receiving assistance from the Salvation Army he felt the need to pay back the kindness that was given them.
He the local disaster response team as a volunteer and worked with everything from floods to fires assisting those affected by disaster. Throughout his career, Carbno has volunteered with the Salvation Army, the Red Cross and Amateur Radio Emergency Services.
Fifteen years ago he returned to the Salvation Army as Business Administrator and Emergency Services Coordinator. As an employee of the Salvation Army, Carbno joined its national response team and served at national disasters including Ground Zero; several hurricanes in Florida; Greensburg, Kansas after an F-5 tornado destroyed the town and the Cedar Rapids floods. He also twice served in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Carbno served as a national trainer in disaster response and is certified in critical incident management and is also trained in emotional and spiritual care.
In 2011 after the Fargo flood, he served in Bismarck and Minot as the Salvation Army’s incident commander of those flood responses.
Single with two grown daughters and three granddaughters, Carbno is looking forward to the challenges his role as Hope Village Coordinator will have for him and is excited to return and continue to assist the people of Minot rebuild and renew.
Hope Village would like to welcome Carbno and once again thank the Galeys for all they did in their three months of service in Minot.