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$394,514 in donations received for #GivingTuesday

The Copper Country community proved why it is Copper Country Strong this year by raising $394,514.28 in support of 18 non-profit organizations that serve Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties.

The funds were raised as part of Portage Health Foundation’s (PHF) fourth annual #GivingTuesday campaign. PHF is matching $200,000 this year, meaning $594,514.28 will be presented to the organizations. In total through four years this campaign has helped Copper Country non-profits raise $1,267,381.88.

“This year that funding is even more vital for our non-profit sector,” said Kevin Store, Executive Director of PHF. “To see nearly $400,000 in community donations is absolutely incredible. Our community continues to impress us by stepping up when the need is strong, and it makes all of us at the foundation proud to call the Copper Country

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