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Larissa visits with Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter ahead of BRRRmidji Plunge!

As we have less than two weeks to raise pledges before one “celebrity” takes the 17th Annual Bemidji Jaycees BRRRmidji Plunge, I took a few minutes to visit with the new executive director of the Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter Allison Forte, as well as advocate Erin Schneider, on how they’re coming along with a new facility, as well as the range of other services they offer survivors of domestic abuse.

Erin said that 864 people were turned away due to the current 12-bed facility always being at capacity, and 421 of those were children.

Allison said that, if all goes well, a new 24-bed facility can begin construction either this year or the next.

If you would like to help by submitting a pledge, please designate the Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter and me at this SignMeUp link.

For more information on how to submit pledges, check out the Bemidji Jaycees’ website.