The Brainerd VFW Post No. 1647 recently donated $1,000 to Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Inc.

The shelter had some damage because of an ice dam last winter. The estimated total to repair the roof is $30,467.80. The donation from the VFW will help with the repair.

“We are overwhelmingly appreciative of the Brainerd VFW’s support of Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Inc., during a true time of need. This donation gets us closer to having our shelter fully operational again. With so many domestic violence victims/survivors to assist in Region 5, this donation helps our organization tremendously,” stated Shannon Wussow, Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center executive director, in a news release.