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Bremer Bank, United Way team up to assemble 700 Welcome Home kits for local families transitioning out of homelessness


In its fourth year, Bremer Bank’s Home For Good initiative in partnership with United Way has impacted 2,750 families and individuals to date

This fall, 700 families and individuals across the Upper Midwest will receive Welcome Home kits filled with household essentials through the Bremer Bank Home For Good initiative. The initiative, in partnership with United Way, provides kits to people transitioning from homelessness to stable housing, including those experiencing economic and racial disparities.

The Bremer Home For Good initiative is now in its fourth year and has benefited 2,750 families and individuals to date. On Oct. 25, volunteer staff at Bremer Bank and United Way came together to assemble Welcome Home kits at Bremer’s Fargo branch location before being distributed to nonprofit partners across the region.

“Stable, comfortable housing is essential to building thriving communities that Bremer has been cultivating for 80 years,” said Julie Whitney, president of Bremer’s Fargo-Moorhead market. “We’re excited to be in our fourth year of providing this immediate, tangible support to our neighbors as they transition to new homes.”

On any given night, more than 1,000 people living in Cass and Clay counties experience homelessness, including approximately 200 children. Each Welcome Home kit contains dining and kitchen utensils, dishwashing and home cleaning materials, personal hygiene items, and bedroom essentials. Click hereto watch a video of a Bremer Welcome Home kit’s journey.

“United Way believes that every family deserves a reliable place to call home,” said Kara Isley, president and CEO of United Way of Cass-Clay. “We’re grateful for Bremer’s partnership in Home For Good and for their ongoing support of our community.”

Bremer’s Home For Good partnership represents the company’s philanthropic mission and the vision of the bank’s founder, Otto Bremer, to support the communities it serves. Bremer Bank is celebrating 80 years of business this year.

About Bremer Financial Corporation

Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held regional financial services company with $16 billion in assets, jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer and celebrating 80 years, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, and provides a comprehensive range of banking, mortgage, investment, wealth management, and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include small businesses, mid-sized corporations, agribusinesses, nonprofits, public and government entities, and individuals and families.