Flood Relief

The most recent weather event has caused disastrous results for several communities
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.

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January 25, 2019

#FloodwithLove Update

At the close of 2018, PHF closed its books with a few remaining projects that will carry over to 2019 spring.

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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.

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October 26, 2018

Huntington Bank Donates $10,000

Huntington Bank generously donated $10,000. They are a true neighbor and partner through PHF’s Flood with Love initiative.

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October 24, 2018

Keweenaw Chevrolet Donates $17,750

Keweenaw Chevrolet committed to donating $250 per sale to the Portage Health Foundation’s Flood with Love initiative

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October 22, 2018

Flood with Love Update

The Portage Health Foundation has expended over $1.3 million in Flood Relief Aid (so far).

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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 PHF’s Flood with Love initiative. Thanks to their generosity they raised $41,377.01 in total.

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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.

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September 18, 2018

Weyerhaeuser Donates $10,000

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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.

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August 21, 2018

UP Supply Co raises over $30,000

UP Supply Co donates $36,845 to the Portage Health Foundation’s Flood with Love initiative.

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August 8, 2018

LifePoint Foundation Donates $20,000

The LifePoint Foundation donates $20,000 to the Portage Health Foundation’s Flood with Love initiative.

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August 2, 2018

Flood with Love - Phase 2

The Portage Health Foundation’s initiative – Flood with Love—is 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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July 1, 2018

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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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