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Bakken Oil Rush Ministry is a foundational, caring outreach that helps people in Watford City, providing needed items through the thrift store. We also connect with the community through a quarterly gathering, bringing families together for a meal and devotional while also showing appreciation to volunteers. We also work in partnership annually with community supporters through the Comedy Café fundraising event which largely provides for our operational expenses. Our ultimate ministry goal is to help people find a place where they feel cared for and where Watford City feels like home. 

The Thrift Store is located at 600 12th St N.E., just North of the new post office, and is open weekly on Tuesdays from Noon to 7 P.M. and Wednesdays from Noon to 5:30 P.M.  The store is closed the last week of the month for work week. During work week, volunteers are welcome Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Donations of gently used clothing, household goods and furniture are greatly appreciated and may be dropped off at the Thrift Store Tuesdays and Wednesdays during operational hours.  Donations may also be dropped off whenever the gates are open during the week. Please do not leave donations at the gate. For a complete list of current needed items, look under the “needs” link on the main menu.  For donations by credit card, debit card or check please click on the “donation” link in the main menu.  

Send your questions to us by clicking on the “Contact Us” link in the menu or call (701) 651-7191 to speak with Stella the store manager.  If you wish to speak with Dwayne, the director, you may reach him at (701) 339-6188.”

Upcoming Events

The Thrift Store will be open beginning Tuesday May 11th from noon to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from noon to 5:30 p.m. According to the ND Smart Restart guidelines, we will only be able to have 15 customers in the store at a time and for a limited time each day. To accommodate 15 customers at a time, customers will need to call to request a shopping appointment.

Appointments will only be taken by phone. Please call either (701) 651-7191 or (701) 339-6188 to set up an appointment for the day (Tuesday or Wednesday) and time you would like to visit the store. Please do not message appointment requests.

Additionally, we ask that customers bring face masks to wear while shopping.

Parents, plan to keep your children with you while you shop, or they may remain in the children’s area in the store.

Lastly, each shopper will have 30 minutes to shop and 15 minutes to purchase your items.

We appreciate your patience and support during this challenging time. We are also excited about and look forward to seeing you all again at the store!