COVID-19 Madeline Island Emergency Fund
St. John’s United Church of Christ received a significant donation to create a COVID-19 Madeline Island Emergency Fund. The Fund’s purpose is to help full-time island residents bridge a financial gap due to lost/reduced income, extraordinary expenses, or temporary hardship as a result of the impact of COVID-19. The donation was given directly to St. John’s UCC for the purpose of providing immediate assistance to islanders.
Read more for details about the Emergency Fund and how to apply.
The current budget for the COVID-19 Madeline Island Emergency Fund is $50,000. The donation was given directly to St. John’s UCC for the purpose of providing immediate assistance to islanders. The Fund is intended as an island resource, therefore a committee of island leaders agreed to help design the grant criteria and process.
The volunteers serving on the COVID-19 Emergency Fund Committee include:
- Rachel Bauman, Pastor, St John’s Church
- Peg Bertel, La Pointe Center for the Arts
- Cindy Dalzell, EMS and St John’s Church
- Denise Hardie, St John’s Church
- Ron Harrold, St John’s Church
- Max Imholte, La Pointe Community Clinic
- Jim Patterson, Town Board
- Lisa Potswald, Town Administrator
- Mary Ross, Island Association
- Robin Russell, Madeline Island Ferry Line
- Lauren Schuppe, Madeline Island Library
As fiscal agent of the Fund, St. John’s UCC will disperse the funds following the criteria and process outlined below. This process was approved by the COVID 19 Madeline Island Emergency Fund volunteer committee. No special preference will be given to members of St. John’s UCC. All applications will be held in strict confidence.