Shelter staff carries on mission remotely; Shelter home selected for ‘Giving Tuesday’ funding

TAKE IT OR LEAVE It–A winter coat drive is in progress again this year in front of the Baraga County Shelter Home office in the L’Anse Legion Building. Executive Direct-or Angie Kolehmainen is pictured with coats welcome to anyone who needs one. Others are bringing coats to donate to the outdoor self-serve coat rack.

by Barry Drue
Baraga County Shelter Home staff and volunteers want the larger community to know all of the shelter’s traditional services are being provided to clients in need. The COVID pandemic drove staff to working remotely when possible, beginning last March. “We pretty-much went remote from the get-go,” said Executive Director Angela Kolehmainen. “We’re still offering all of our services, following health department guidelines. If a client needs face-to-face we’re using masks, sanitizing, distancing.” To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.