Danielle’s Moment

If you’re like me, you are focusing some time & energy today on wrapping up loose ends at work so you can turn your focus to wrapping up gifts and the final details for your Christmas celebrations next week. Or maybe you’re that amazing person at your church who is leading the Christmas program performance... Continue Reading →

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Hopelessly Devoted

Business owner. Bicycle enthusiast. Photographer. Father. Husband. And, just one year ago, Biff Ulm added ‘board member’ to the list. “I first became involved with Bridges of Hope after being contacted by a friend to serve on an advisory team for their retail store, Common Goods,” Biff noted. “I quickly discovered the true impact that shopping... Continue Reading →

Beauty in the Storm

In the midst of a storm, the last thing many of us witness is beauty. However, one Brainerd area couple saw just that in the hours, days and weeks following the July 12th storm that hit the Lakes Area this past summer. Tom and Marlene Larson have called this area home for over 50 years. But... Continue Reading →

Just Over Four Weeks To Go!

We’re already 4 weeks into our 2015 Bridges of Hope "I Hope" fall fundraising campaign, and we have been blown away by the generosity of so many individuals who believe in the power of this organization--and in the power of how, together, we can make a difference in the lives of countless people throughout our... Continue Reading →

Passion in Bloom

Kate Kuepers’ first experience with Bridges of Hope came when she and her family sponsored a family in need for Thanksgiving. “I really wanted to help those in need in our community and involve my family, as well,” she said. Then, last year, Kuepers – owner of Bloom Designs, a wedding and event florist and event styling... Continue Reading →

Baptism by Fire

Starting a new job always comes with ‘first day jitters.’ However, Brainerd’s newest Fire Chief had a baptism by fire – no pun intended. Tim Holmes’ first day on the job was July 13, 2015 – the morning after a devastating windstorm blew through the Lakes Area – changing the landscape, and countless lives, forever.... Continue Reading →

What Does it Mean to Hope?

What does it mean to hope? For some, it's the thought of building a dream home, or perhaps it’s anticipating an acceptance letter to your son or daughter’s first-choice college. It might be hoping for sunshine on a special day. For others, it means knowing you'll have a warm meal tonight, the resources to afford... Continue Reading →

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