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BCRA is awarded $500 grant from Upper Peninsula Power Company

BCRA is awarded $500 grant from Upper Peninsula Power Company

 

PRESS RELEASE

Date: 6/15/2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

 

BCRA is awarded $500 grant from Upper Peninsula Power Company on 5/25/17

 

Upper Peninsula Power Company has awarded a grant of $500 to enhance Emergency Communications/APRS in Ontonagon County through Amateur Radio.

This grant will ensure that Baraga County Repeater Association can continue our vital work in enhancing the communication gaps that exist in the Western Upper Peninsula, and to provide additional and or back-up communications during power outages or any other regional emergencies.

Ontonagon County is home to 6,780 people and due to its rugged terrain, it suffers in regard to communication coverage by traditional means, especially in times of emergency

President Keith Almli said “We would like to thank UPPCO for believing in our variety of projects that will aid search and rescue operations as well as the local hams in the community.”

Letters of thanks are encouraged to be sent to news outlets on behalf of BCRA. www.uppco.com

If you would like to contribute directly to the Baraga County Repeater Association, you can do so by accessing their web site at: http://bcra.us/donate/

BCRA is awarded $1,000 grant from Baraga County Community Foundation

BCRA is awarded $1,000 grant from Baraga County Community Foundation

 

PRESS RELEASE

Date: 5/10/2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

 

Baraga County Repeater Association was awarded $1,000 grant from The Baraga County Community Foundation on 5/9/17

 

Baraga County Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $1000 from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Health and Human Services Endowment Fund to enhance Emergency Communications in Baraga County through Amateur Radio.

This grant will ensure that Baraga County Repeater Association can continue our vital work in Baraga County to provide additional or back-up communications during power outages or any other regional emergencies.

Baraga County is home to 8,860 people and due to its rugged terrain, it suffers in regard to communication coverage by traditional means, especially in times of emergency

President Keith Almli said “We are delighted to be able to accept this grant, this grant is necessary to provide the necessary tools to perform our tasks to continue to build our networks, and provide education to those who want to be more involved with the building and setup processes.”

If you would like to help the Baraga County Community Foundation support groups like Baraga County Repeater Association who make a real difference to local people in need, or if you are a group seeking funding, please contact  www.baragacountyfoundation.org.

If you would like to contribute directly to the Baraga County Repeater Association, you can do so by accessing their web site at: http://bcra.us/donate/