11/23/2020 11:30:00 AM Bremer Bank will make a difference to Women's Shelter
Debbie West, food and donations specialist at the Women’s Shelter & Support Center in Rochester, left, picked up five Welcome Home kits at Bremer Bank in Stewartville last week from Mike Rainey, personal banker, center, and Nicole Magnuson, consumer banker.
The Stewartville branch of Bremer Bank will make a difference in the lives of five women at the Women's Shelter & Support Center of Olmsted County this winter. The Bank, through its Bremer Home For Good initiative, has distributed five Welcome Home kits filled with household essentials to the Shelter & Support Center. Nicole Magnuson, consumer banker at Bremer Bank's Stewartville branch, said the kits are designed to help families transitioning out of homelessness and those affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. They're filled with household essentials including plates, drinking ware, silverware, utensils, paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissue, toothbrushes and blankets. Stress from the pandemic has led to an increase of domestic violence, which means more women have sought refuge in women's shelters, Magnuson said. "There are so many women going into women's shelters," she said. "This will give the women and their families a chance to get back on their feet..." For more on this story pick up your copy the Nov. 24 Stewartville STAR.