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MARQUETTE, Mich — Beacon House is wrapping up the celebration of National Volunteer Week on #GratitudeFriday by thanking all HHUP volunteers. Beacon House doesn’t work without you! You would be surprised what relationships can spark under this loving roof. More than 300 volunteers have given over 15,000 hours of service – from youth groups to...
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[Photo: Beacon House CEO, Mary Dowling & LeeAnn Mantta] High school junior raises thousands for Beacon House MARQUETTE, Mich. – LeeAnn Mantta is a high school junior at Jeffers Highschool in Painsedale, MI, and understands the importance of helping others. She has also found a very creative way to bring a community together and help...
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Tau Kappa Epsilon – NMU sponsors ‘Tub Push’ for Beacon House MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan University chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) is gearing up to push a bathtub on wheels 165 miles from Sault Ste. Marie to Marquette to raise funds and awareness for Beacon House. You heard that right, a bathtub....
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Beacon House Board Announces Campaign Progress MARQUETTE, Mich. — Steve Mariucci and his family have been involved with and supportive of Beacon House for more than 16 years. When the decision was made to launch the Legacy of Love Capital Campaign to build a new Beacon House, the Mariucci’s made the very first pledge, $150,000,...
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Beacon House: Neighbors for those in need. By Eric C. Hammerstrom [Courtesy of Best Version Media, Marquette Neighbors] MARQUETTE, Mich. — When a crisis arrives, you find out who your best neighbors are. They’re the ones who arrive at your door in a moment of need, with food, and kindness and maybe just to lend...
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Hospitality houses need to be within walking distance of hospitals. When lives are on the line, seconds count. Why Move? When a family member or loved on is in medical crisis, proximity means everything. Beacon House services people from all outlying areas of the Upper Peninsula, many of whom are not familiar with the city...
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The following is a letter from Patti Truckey, mother of Jeramiah Truckey: “I recently received an e-mail from Andrew Lorinser, the marketing PR at Beacon House. A co-worker was telling him about my son, Jeramiah Truckey and his giving and generous nature. Andrew was told about the kids bags with toys, the adult bag we...
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Margaret Her father had already been through so much. Cancer is a mean disease and difficult to fight, but Margaret’s father battled it well with his wife staying the the Hospitality Rooms, and family coming and going. Then, his heart declared war, and to Marquette they came. Before, during, and after his surgery, Margaret, her...
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As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Julie couldn’t understand why she couldn’t catch her breath. Her diagnosis was Stage 4 Lung Cancer and she met it head on with determination and SISU. When you’re aware of people in need, you do the right thing. You offer help. The right thing to do is to provide a...
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We called here our “Little Peanut” because she was so adorable. We want three-year-old Jacey to remember her family’s time in the hospital as a time of healing, recovery, and joy. Her parents returned to Beacon House after a long surgery, and a tried but smiling Jacey welcomed them home after being #BeaconStrong in our...
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