Michels Corp. & Michels Family Foundation Donates $50,000 to Haiti

Employees of Michels Corp., Brownsville, Wis., recently combined with the Dale R. & Ruth L. Michels Family Foundation to donate $50,000 to the Salvation Army and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund in response to the catastrophic earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12.

Spearheaded by Marysue Michels, “Project Haiti” set a goal to raise $15,000 through employee donations and an internal auction on the company’s Web site, which offered items such as four tickets to next fall’s Packers-Vikings game and a wide variety of Michels memorabilia.

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Employees of the company raised nearly $25,000. The Michels Family Foundation matched the employee funds and made it an even $50,000.

The company celebrated its effort Feb. 5, with a ceremony in Brownsville, which was highlighted by the company’s participation in another cause — wearing red shirts as part of “Go Red for Women” to help Agnesian HealthCare raise awareness of heart disease in women.

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Michels offices and locations throughout the United States and Canada participated in the week-long effort, which was led by the Project Haiti committee: Marysue Michels, Karen Wuest, Mark Hutter, Bob Wothe, Holly Luehring, Michelle Trapp, Kathy Wondrash, Brad Roehrig, Steve Wessing, Andy Lefere, Kathy Loppnow and Kevin Gitter.

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