Northview helps with winter prep

Employees of Northview Bank, Finlayson, Minn., help collect winter outerwear for local nonprofits.

A bank based in Finlayson, Minn., helped its community members prepare for the cold weather through an outerwear drive.

Branches of Northview Bank collected new hats, mittens and scarves for local nonprofits to distribute to those in need.

The bank’s 2018 Hearts to Hand program was a success, collecting almost 1550 hats, mittens and scarves. Each of its branch locations donated to local charitable organizations in their area.

  • Floodwood: Operation Rudolph, Floodwood, Minn. (113)
  • Askov: Bruno’s Food Shelf (92)
  • Grand Rapids: Second Harvest Food Bank— Grand Rapids, Minn. (126)
  • Cromwell: Tri-Community Food Shelf & Ruby’s Pantry‑ Cromwell, Minn. (43)
  • Deer River: Angel Care Fund – Deer River, Minn. (177)
  • Finlayson: Pine County Health and Human Services & Finlayson Elementary (191)
  • Sandstone: Pine County Health and Human Services (48)
  • Park Rapids: Hubbard Social Services, Park Rapids, Minn. (282)
  • Barnum: Moose Lake Food Shelf & Barnum School Moose Lake & Barnum, Minn. (101)
  • Kerrick: Oak Lake Church & Trinity Church – Bruno, Minn. (68)
  • Hinckley: Pine County Health and Human Services & Hinckley Finlayson School (173)
  • Willow River: Willow River School (116)

Collections at the $315 million Northview took place from Nov. 1 through Dec. 18, and items were then delivered to local nonprofits. The bank has 13 branches in northern Minnesota.