Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County donation made in honor of Bremer’s 80th anniversary
In celebration of its 80th anniversary, Bremer Bank today announced a donation of $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County. The donation is one of eight total that Bremer is making to nonprofits that embody the bank’s three philanthropic pillars of economic empowerment, affordable housing and financial education across its footprint of Minnesota, western Wisconsin and North Dakota.
“Alexandria has been an important, longstanding part of our eight-decade story,” said Bremer Bank President and CEO Jeanne Crain. “Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County does critical work in this community, and we are honored for the opportunity to support this important work through this donation as we further Bremer’s 80-year legacy, established by our founder Otto Bremer, of cultivating thriving communities.”
German immigrant Otto Bremer founded Bremer Bank in St. Paul, Minnesota, guided by his belief that if banks helped businesses in both the good times and the bad, then communities could thrive. Eighty years later, Otto’s legacy of cultivating thriving communities lives on through Bremer’s customers and employees, who help grow our region’s food, build our region’s economies, and serve our region’s neighbors. Click here to watch a video about Bremer Bank’s deep commitment to the many communities it serves.
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County works in partnership with people in need to build or renovate affordable housing. Homebuyers help build their home alongside volunteers and then purchase the home with an affordable mortgage. Bremer’s donation will support the construction of a Habitat home under construction this year in Alexandria.
“Habitat is grateful for the support of Bremer Bank. We’re thrilled with this gift, which allows us to create a safe and affordable home for an Alexandria family, transforming their lives. This donation demonstrates Bremer’s commitment to the community and Habitat’s mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope,” said Lori Anderson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County.