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Big donation for homelessness battle

La Crosse, Wis. (WXOW) – Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare presented major donations to the La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness.

Two large checks, each one for $75,000, were presented to the organization at the downtown La Crosse Catholic Charities facility.

According to Project Manager Julie McDermid, the combined efforts make a big difference.

“It’s wonderful.  We are based on collaboration, and we’ve actually had representation from both Mayo and Gundersen on our design teams before we were even officially a project.  This donation is a continuation of that partnership and collaborative,” McDermid said.

The donations will be evenly dispersed over a three-year period.  As of now, there are more than 200 individuals still identified as homeless in the city of La Crosse.


Roger Staffaroni

Assignment Editor

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