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Foundation to Accept Monetary Donations for COVID-19 Medical Response

Grand Marais – The North Shore Health Care Foundation, in conjunction with the Cook County Emergency Operations Center, recently announced it will be the organization to accept monetary donations to support the local front-line medical response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Foundation is also prepared to match up to $20,000 in donations to support Cook County’s local health systems and emergency services organizations.

“Supporting Cook County’s health providers and emergency responders has been at the heart of the Foundation’s work since its inception,” said Jerry Lilja, President – North Shore Health Care Foundation. “When approached to accept monetary donations for the medical response, our Board felt it was a natural fit. As well, we are prepared to match donor contributions up to $20,000 to ensure that our front-line health and emergency responders have what they need to manage the local COVID-19 response and continue to safely operate under the current challenging circumstances.”

Monies raised through the dedicated COVID-19 fund will initially go towards securing personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies and equipment needed to operate and respond to emergency calls during the Coronavirus pandemic. Health partners, including the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, North Shore Health, Cook County Public Health & Human Services, Emergency Management and Emergency Services will identify what the greatest needs are through the Emergency Operations Center and Incident Command Structure as the response to the pandemic goes on.

Donations can be made to Cook County COVID-19 Response through the North Shore Health Care Foundation online at or by mail at:

North Shore Health Care Foundation
COVID-19 Response Fund
PO Box 454
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Please indicate COVID-19 Response on all donations, either on checks or in the online form. The NSHCF does not make grants to individuals. Those who would like to make donations to individuals or families, donations can be made to the Public Health & Human Services Good Samaritan Fund, the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s Giving Tree program, or one of many other local non-profits who support individuals or families in need.

The North Shore Health Care Foundation is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to proactively identify opportunities to expand equitable health care and healthy living in Cook County and champion solutions through funding, education, and advocacy. The Foundation’s vision is a healthy community for all in Cook County. The organization is a grant-maker for health and emergency services and operates collaborative preventive programs including the Oral Health Task Force and the Cook County MN Restorative Justice Program.

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