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PHOTOS: Finlandia joins Houghton County Flood recovery efforts

June 22, 2018

Houghton county flood volunteer

27 Finlandia University faculty and staff along with the entire TRIO Upward Bound class volunteered on Thursday to help with Houghton County flood relief efforts. They were sent to various locations throughout Houghton County including Ripley, Hubbell and Agate street in Houghton. Jobs ranged from mucking basements to ripping up carpet to cleaning up rubble from the streets. A full album of photos can be viewed here.

About the Houghton County Flood

Six to eight inches of rain fell in a three-and-a-half-hour span on the morning of June 17 which caused flash flooding and mudslides in Houghton County and surrounding areas. Several homes have been destroyed and countless others flooded. The governor declared a state of disaster and the National Guard was deployed to help with the cleanup and recovery.

How to help

Volunteers are still needed to help in cleanup and recovery efforts. You can call the Volunteer Resource Center at Evangel Church at 906-233-6621 or sign up to volunteer in person.

Verified places to donate money include the Lutheran Social Services, Portage Health Foundation (note that it’s for flooding relief when filling out the form) and Keweenaw Community Foundation.

Houghton County flood volunteer

Houghton county flood volunteer

houghton county flood volunteer

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