Bremer Bank Launches 'Make Change' Campaign to End Hunger
St. Paul, Minn. - May 21, 2008 - For the third consecutive year, Bremer Bank is teaming with Second Harvest Heartland to end hunger and "Make Change" in communities by raising funds for local food banks. During the month of June, stop by a local Bremer Bank to make a donation to end hunger.
For every $1 donated, Second Harvest Heartland can provide $9 worth of food and grocery products to local food shelves and families in need. The nonprofit is the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger-relief organization serving a 59-county area across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
"Bremer is honored to be partnering with Second Harvest Heartland to take action and help end hunger in our community," said Steve Meads, president of Bremer Bank in the Twin Cities. "This campaign reflects our on-going vision of building healthy communities and we encourage everyone to come out and help us 'make change.'"
The Otto Bremer Foundation has donated $75,000 to the campaign and Bremer Bank challenges community members to match or exceed it! Help end hunger by making a donation at any Bremer Bank location donate online at Bremer.com or send a check to: Second Harvest Heartland, attn: Make Change Hunger Awareness Campaign, 1140 Gervais Ave., St. Paul, MN 55109.
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.5 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation. This unique ownership structure is the only one of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance services to more than 100 locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Company profits are distributed in the form of charitable grants by the Otto Bremer Foundation to communities served by Bremer. In 2007, more than $30 million in charitable donations were given across the Bremer footprint and employees donated more than 92,900 volunteer hours to their communities.