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Community Tech Hub

The last week of November, 2022 brought the official opening of the Community Tech Hub, located in the Goodall Resource Center in Deer River, MN.  Currently, the Tech Hub is open 12:00pm-6:00, Monday through Friday, during the summer, and after-school hours during the school year.  While there, youth engage in projects exploring various forms of media including digital art, film and music.  They have also been learning and exploring Brand Guide Creation and marketing materials for businesses.  Through a collaboration with Community Cafe and ISD #317, the students are provided with healthy meals and snacks while there.  Additionally, during the

By |June 27th, 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Keeping the Beat in our Northwoods

What started as a general inquiry from one of our local resort owners turned into a collaborative initiative to get automated external defibrillators (AED’s) into the heart of our beautiful northwoods - some areas of which are very remote, and can be 20-30 minutes from emergency response.   Through collaborations with generous partners Essentia Health, the Herreid Fund, and Bigfork Valley Community Foundation, we were able to purchase AED’s in bulk, at a discount, and provide financial support to interested resort owners to aid in the affordability of these life-saving devices.  We invited over 60 area resorts located within our giving

By |June 13th, 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Honoring His Example while We Mourn His Loss

Forward Health Foundation and the community of Deer River mourn the loss of another resident whose life was a defining example of philanthropy, dedication to service, passion for community, and strong convictions. When he spoke, we listened. As a founding board member, and instrumental in the development of Forward Health Foundation, Gerry's ability to capture an audience with his wisdom, quick wit, and one-liners, along with his dedication to service on our board and in this community, will be sorely missed. Thank you, Gerry.

By |June 7th, 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Shaping Up the Weight Room

The weight room at the Deer River High School underwent renovations after being in use for several years and in need of repair. Thanks to the generosity of donors, Forward Health Foundation provided support to complete some of the loose ends of the vision of a facility that caters to the needs of students and the community. The weight room now features a range of equipment, including cardio machines, free weights, and universal machines. It is open to the public on in-session school days, Monday - Friday, 6:00-8:00 am and 6:00-8:00 pm.

By |May 23rd, 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

Community Paramedic

Forward Health Foundation, through a collaborative effort with Essentia Health, the Blandin Foundation and the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation, is excited to announce the addition of the Community Paramedic Program serving residents of the Deer River area.  Your support, along with our partners, made it possible to purchase the vehicle that is used by Liz Kamp, Community Paramedic (CP), to make her visits with patients in their homes.  CP’s work closely with patients’ providers for carry-over of treatments of a wide range of healthcare needs including congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypertension with the goal of

By |February 3rd, 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments
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