Ameriprise makes donation for those in need

Published 7:40 am Friday, November 20, 2009

The Salvation Army food shelf and the Mower County Senior Advocacy Program received a $2,000 donation Thursday from Ameriprise Financial Advisers of Austin.

Randy Kramer, senior financial adviser at Davis, Thoen, Kramer & Associates, received the money as part of the David Breen Award, which is given to an Ameriprise firm in recognition of leadership and volunteerism in the community.

Kramer received at the Upper Midwest Advanced Adviser Conference in Minneapolis. Kramer was given $1,000 to donate to a local charity, and he chose the Salvation Army food shelf.

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Davis, Thoen, Kramer & Associates matched the donation, giving the salvation army $2,000.

“The need for help will be higher in our community this year, so we are pleased to be able to assist the Salvation Army,” Kramer said.

Of the $2,000 donation, $1,500 will go to the Salvation Army food shelf, and $500 will go to the Mower County Senior Advocacy Program for holiday food baskets for the elderly.

Major Marlys Anderson was pleased to receive the money on behalf of the Salvation Army, and she said much of the money will be used during the holiday season.

“This money is going to help feed more families in our community,” she said.

The Salvation Army plans to use the money to purchase turkeys and food baskets for families for Thanksgiving. Anderson said. The rest of the money will be used for a similar Christmas program, and for programs throughout the year, she said.

Webb Dave, a senior financial adviser, received a $100 award from nominating Kramer.