Community Engagement: September 2022

Published on October 31, 2022


Girls Can Build" Summer Day Camps in Spooner

Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity in Spooner created a new program, Girls Can Construct - Summer Day Camps, for young women and girls who are interested in skilled trades such as construction, plumbing and automotive repair.

Led by female mentors, 84 girls participated in the program over the last year, building projects and learning the value of planning and patience that comes with learning a new skill. The group also builds one large project together, such as picnic tables, and planters, which are all donated to low-income families participating in Wild Rivers home construction programs.

kids standing with plants


Essentia Supports Active Living 

Barnum School District recently received a $7,500 grant from Essentia Health to support recreation facilities in the community.

The funding will go towards developing indoor pickleball courts at Barnum Elementary, outdoor pickleball courts at Robert Johnson Memorial Park and a frisbee golf course at Barnum High School.

group outdoors holding giant check


Essentia Health Volunteers in Action

Kudos to our Essentia Health colleagues in Fosston and surrounding communities for celebrating and supporting youth heading back to school! Volunteers handed out apples and smiles to students at 5 local elementary schools.

essentia booth handing out apples teachers holding welcome sign
students in line for apples

Essentia Health Employee Volunteers

Log your volunteer hours and learn more about the Together We Thrive employee volunteerism program!

Building Healthy Communities

Wherever you find Essentia Health, you’ll find people and programs dedicated to supporting local organizations, partnerships, and initiatives. Find out more on our Community Involvement page.

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