Memorial Regional Health Foundation receives another $25K |

Memorial Regional Health Foundation receives another $25K

Trapper Mine recently donated $25,000 towards Memorial Regional Health's medical office building. Pictured, from left, are Trapper Mine Environmental Manager and MRH Board Member Forrest Luke, Trapper Mine President and General Manager Michael Morriss, MRH Foundation Chair Kristine Cooper, MRH CEO Andy Daniels and MRH Foundation Director Eva Peroulis.
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CRAIG — A third corporate donor has stepped forward to give $25,000 to the Memorial Regional Health Foundation as it seeks to raise $1 million to help fund construction of a new medical office building.

Trapper Mine matched earlier donations given by the Bank of the San Juans and Severson Supply & Rental.

“I’m new to the area, but the mine has had a long history of supporting the community. Our donation continues that long history of support,” said mine President and General Manager Michael Morriss.

In recent years, the mine has contributed funds toward the purchase of equipment for the emergency room, ambulance and cardiology departments.

“I’m wearing two hats here. … I’m pretty excited. The new medical office building is something really needed,” said Forrest Luke, mine environmental manager and MRH board member.

The latest donation brings the tally to about $243,000.

“It’s amazing since we’ve only been campaigning less than a month,” said MRH Foundation Board Chair Kristin Cooper. “We are already receiving significant support from the staff and community.”