Bremer Bank initiative secures household kits for 700 individuals, families

Saint Paul, Minn.-based Bremer Bank’s Home for Good initiative recently provided household goods to 700 Upper Midwest individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness. 

The partnership with the United Way provides kits to people transitioning from homelessness to stable housing, including those facing economic and racial disparities. The kit includes dining and kitchen utensils, dishwashing and home cleaning materials, personal hygiene items and bedroom essentials. 

 On Oct. 25, volunteers from Bremer Bank and United Way assembled the kits at Bremer’s branch in Fargo, N.D., before they were distributed to nonprofit partners across the region. 

Now in its fourth year, the initiative has impacted 2,750 families and individuals. 

“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.