Summer Safety Grant

Essentia Health-Deer River was a recent recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Deer River Area Health Care Foundation to provide free lifejackets for local children. The grant provided funds to purchase lifejackets to give away at the Children’s Fair on April 29th in Grand Rapids. This is the third year the grant has been awarded, providing over 175 free life jackets to kids in the area.

“In a county with 1,000 lakes, protecting kids on and in the water is a high priority.  This grant was a wonderful opportunity to promote safety and the health and well-being of area children.” States Leah Oslin, Director of Development

Pictured: Alice Anderson, daughter of Bruce and Michelle “Mikki” Anderson of Grand Rapids.