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Michele Baker honored for community service

Michele Baker of the Bremer Insurance Agency received the "Agency Hands in the Community" grant award from The Allstate Foundation for her commitment to volunteerism.

The grant program recognizes Allstate insurance agents for outstanding community service with a $1,000 donation to a charitable organization. To qualify for the grant, agents must show evidence of volunteer work that has had a positive impact on the local community.

Baker volunteers for the Becker County Salvation Army, where she has served on the Board of Directors as treasurer for the past 12 years. In addition, she co-chairs the annual Red Kettle Campaign each year, and helps with other projects the Salvation Army sponsors each year.

Salvation Army fits with The Allstate Foundation's primary focus areas: Teen safe driving and economic empowerment for survivors of domestic violence.

"We believe that it's very important for businesses to take an active interest in their communities," said Baker. "We're proud to support Becker County Salvation Army; the grant from The Allstate Foundation will provide much needed support for its work."