Range Bank fundraiser nets $40K for flood relief efforts

RANGE BANK ORGANIZED a fundraising effort that raised $40,000 for the Portage Health Foundation’s Flood with Love Initiative. From left are Range Bank Chairwoman, President and CEO Roxanne Daust; Community Bank President-Copper Country Jamey Markham; Portage Health Foundation Executive Director Kevin Store; and Tim Baroni, Range Bank retired community bank president and Copper Country and Range Financial Corporation board member.

HOUGHTON — Range Bank has presented $40,000 to the Portage Health Foundation’s Flood with Love Initiative for the ongoing repairs and recovery efforts in the Copper Country after the devastating flooding June 17.

Range Bank showed its support by creating a Copper Country Relief Fund for community members to donate, kicking in $25,000 to start. An additional $15,000 then was given from across the Upper Peninsula and beyond.

“The core of Range Bank are the communities we serve, and we felt it was our responsibility to extend our support,” said Jamey Markham, Range Bank Community Bank President — Copper Country. “We are grateful for the community supporting our cause through their donations.”

“The partnership between Range Bank and the Portage Health Foundation is invaluable in helping the Portage Health Foundation reach their goal of getting families impacted by the flood back into safe, healthy home environments,” Portage Health Foundation Executive Director Kevin Store said.

Range Financial Corporation is the holding company that owns Range Bank, which has 12 branch offices in Marquette, Dickinson and Houghton counties and a loan services office in Brown County in Wisconsin.