The most recent weather event has caused disastrous results for
throughout Houghton County. Many people - both near and far - are seeking a way to contribute to local relief efforts.
The Portage Health Foundation Board of Directors has approved a restricted fund be maintained for the 2018 HOUGHTON COUNTY FLOOD RELIEF FUND..
For donors seeking an official conduit to contribute to relief efforts, the Portage Health Foundation has offered to serve in this capacity. Acting as the fiscal agent, the Portage Health Foundation Board has approved the creation of the Houghton County Flood Relief Fund and will receive, record, hold and disperse all monies contributed to this fund in a manner that is deemed appropriate by the PHF Board of Directors with input from the Houghton Count y Emergency Response leadership . All monies contributed to this restricted fund will be used for the distribution of humanitarian relief and recovery efforts of the Houghton County Community during this most disastrous weather event. Distribution of the monies , in the event Federal Disaster declaration has been made and federal aid is made available, will be used to help offset non - federally covered expenses for municipalities, citizens and other relief efforts as determined appropriate by the Board of Directors wit h input of Houghton County Emergency Response leadership to return our community back to pre - storm conditions.
January 25, 2019
At the close of 2018, PHF closed its books with a few remaining projects that will carry over to 2019 spring.
December 18, 2018
Quilting Company Raises Money
Thanks to Pam Kauppila, owner of Time Flies Quilt and Sew in Negaunee, and a group of quilters, they raised monies to support the flood relief effort conducted by the Portage Health Foundation (PHF). These ladies raised $2,615 through a silent auction initiative #quiltsforthecoppercountry held in Marquette County.
October 26, 2018
Huntington Bank Donates $10,000
Huntington Bank generously donated $10,000. They are a true neighbor and partner through PHFs Flood with Love initiative.
October 24, 2018
Keweenaw Chevrolet Donates $17,750
Keweenaw Chevrolet committed to donating $250 per sale to the Portage Health Foundations Flood with Love initiative
October 22, 2018
Flood with Love Update
The Portage Health Foundation has expended over $1.3 million in Flood Relief Aid (so far).
October 22, 2018
Keweenaw Co-op Donates to PHF
October 8, 2018
River Valley Bank Foundation matches $20,000
The River Valley Bank Foundation matched up to $20,000 in donations made to PHFs Flood with Love initiative. Thanks to their generosity they raised $41,377.01 in total.
October 1, 2018
Range Bank Donates $40,000 to PHF
Range Bank put out a challenge to their clients that they would match up to $20,000 in donations to partner with PHF's Flood with Love initiative.
September 18, 2018
Weyerhaeuser Donates $10,000
August 24, 2018
Wells Fargo Donates $75,000
Wells Fargo donates $75,000 to Portage Health Foundation's Flood with Love initiative to help flood victims.
August 21, 2018
UP Supply Co raises over $30,000
UP Supply Co donates $36,845 to the Portage Health Foundations Flood with Love initiative.
August 8, 2018
LifePoint Foundation Donates $20,000
The LifePoint Foundation donates $20,000 to the Portage Health Foundations Flood with Love initiative.
August 2, 2018
Flood with Love - Phase 2
The Portage Health Foundations initiative Flood with Loveis moving into its next phase. The application deadline has closed. The applications are being processed and we are working with contractors to further define the scope of work and begin the estimation process.
July 25, 2018
PHF Begins Assigning Contractors
PHF has begun assigning contractors to each applicant's home. Two contractors will be visiting each home to do assessments of flood damage and provide estimates of repair costs to get homes back to safe, stable living environments.
July 16, 2018
PHF Holds Community Meeting
PHF is holding a community meeting that will go through their application process, explain their next steps, and answer any questions or concerns from citizens.
July 13, 2018
Range Bank Pledges $25,000
Range Bank donates $25,000 to PHF's Flood with Love initiative. This donation is also a challenge to the community and Range Bank hopes to double their donation.
July 1, 2018
June 22, 2018
River Valley is Matching up to $20,000 in Donations
River Valley challenges the community to donate to PHF's Flood with Love initiative with a $20,000 match.
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