Build Me Up Podcast
Spotlighting the Bemidji Community’s COVID-19 Response
The United Way of Bemidji Area, a local non-profit in the northern Minnesota community, has been working tirelessly to serve its residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Denae Alamano and Kraus-Anderson Bemidji’s Director of Business Development Tracy Pogue, who also serves on the United Way board, discuss how the community has come together in unprecedented ways. The generous donations to the Emergency Fund, established for COVID-19 relief, has made countless new initiatives possible. From the Gifts of Hope program that helps both local families and struggling businesses, to the Backpack Buddies food packs providing lunches for children, the Bemidji community is finding hope amidst the pandemic.