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Bremer gives $20,000 to The Salvation Army

The Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, awarded $20,000 to The Salvation Army in Alexandria. The funds will be used to support emergency assistance programs of The Salvation Army in Alexandria and Douglas County communities.

"These dollars would not be available without the support of our Bremer Bank clients," said David Kjos, president of Bremer Bank in Alexandria. "When clients bank with Bremer, we generate profits, a portion of which we deliver to the foundation, which then uses those funds to make grants in communities like ours."

The Douglas County Salvation Army is a unit within The Salvation Army Northern Division. In the past several years, the focus has been driven by the basic needs that all people have: food, shelter, utilities, transportation and medical needs. The number of people in need has increased, as well as the amount that is needed to solve the crisis.

The Otto Bremer Foundation grant will provide funds to assist youth who are homeless or living on their own with rental and utility assistance as well as others who are in need of housing.