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Portage Health Foundation Board Approves COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund

A COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund, was recently approved by the Portage Health Foundation Board of Directors.

The restricted fund, will be used to mobilize resources for residents of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties in response to the worldwide pandemic.

Chairperson for the PHF Board of Directors Bernadette Yeoman-Ouellette, said “The most recent announcements relative to the COVID-19 Pandemic have already demonstrated a strong influence on our rural community. There is still much uncertainty for our community, but one thing we know for sure is our friends and neighbors will need assistance to recover from the health and financial implications of this event. Many of our partners and donors who are concerned about the long term impact of this historical health event are wondering what they can do, and where they can place a contribution to be used to help those in need.”

Portage Health Foundation will record and disperse the money contributed in a manner deemed appropriate by the PHF Board, with feedback from community partners, stakeholders and municipal leadership.

Application information will be posted, when it is available.

In recent weeks, the Portage Health Foundation has given financial support to 31 Backpacks and Copper Country Senior Meals and is working to address other needs in the community.

A link to donate is here.

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