On March 21st, Thomsen Homes launched a give back initiative to help alleviate some financial instabilities due to COVID-19. The initiative, which was originally set for $50,000, was to be given to those different individuals, businesses, and organizations that had been affected by the pandemic. Thomsen Homes had taken to social media to request nominations from the community and asked our social following to submit their recommendations on who should be nominated for the relief fund. The response to the give back initiative took off, and we sought out other businesses that wanted to help, in the hopes of making a greater impact. Through the generous donation of almost $60,000 from ten other businesses, along with Thomsen’s 50% additional match, the total impact reached $139,000.
156 businesses were nominated throughout the community that needed help. Through our committee, donors, and partnership with the FM Area Community Foundation, we narrowed our suggested recipients from 156 down to 30 different individuals, businesses and non-profits with the highest needs. We then utilized a range that was established to determine the amount given to each individual, business, or organization to help them through the challenges they are facing due to COVID-19.
“We are fortunate to be in a position to give back like this,” said Chris Thomsen, Founder/CEO of Thomsen Homes. “It’s really amazing to see how something like this can truly bring people together. The support and positivity that came from this initiative and our generous partners in the community is indescribable. We live in a very special place with some very amazing people.”
The 30 recipients spanned from non-profit organizations, small businesses, and individuals in the F-M area as well as Grand Forks. We worked closely with FM Area Community Foundation and funds were distributed in mid-April.
We would like to recognize our ten donors below:
FM Title, Bank Forward, Weyer-For-Hire, Dawson Insurance, Anderson, Bottrell, Sanden & Thompson Law Firm, Northridge Construction, American Family Insurance DJ Colter, D&M Industries, All Season’s Mechanical and Ferguson.