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Dawn Rehm, of Hallock, named COVID Community Hero!

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Northwest Minnesota Foundation photo / The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) met with Dawn Rehm in Hallock to present her with gifts and celebrate her great work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured are, from left, Mic McCrory, a member of the internal NMF COVID Communities Heroes Campaign Committee, Dawn Rehm, and Kristin Eggerling, of Hallock, Chair of the NMF Board of Directors.


Dawn Rehm, of Hallock, Minnesota, has been honored by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation as she was named a COVID Community Hero for her ongoing efforts to serve senior citizens in her community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a Green Star hero, Rehm received a $500 pay-it-forward donation to a charity of her choice in the 12-county northwest Minnesota region, a thank you gift, and recognition and celebration of the efforts she has made to serve the senior citizens in her community. Rehm has chosen to direct the donation to the Little Brother/Little Sister Youth Intervention Program, based out of Northwest Community Action in Badger, Minnesota.

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) announced the COVID Community Heroes Campaign in February, inviting the public to nominate individuals, nonprofits, and businesses that have made an impact on their communities during these challenging times. NMF is now announcing the first slate of Heroes who have been selected as honorees.

Rehm was nominated by her 14-year-old son, Benjamin, who applauded her efforts in developing a food drop with farmers, handing out more than 32,000 pounds of food. “My mom has been working and volunteering the whole time. She brings meals to senior citizens and tries to make them smile. She has even dressed up for Halloween in my TRex costume for her senior citizens,” he wrote. “(No) matter how she feels, she still tries being there for the seniors of Hallock.”

To learn more about the Northwest Minnesota Foundation and the COVID Community Heroes Campaign, visit the NMF website at


Submitted photo / On Halloween, Dawn Rehm, pictured at right in the tyrannosaurus rex costume, handed out meals to seniors with her friend, Diane Waechter, who herself was dressed up as a unicorn.