July 2022

  • Dear UP Home Health & Hospice, Thank you for your donation to the LSCP Annual Dinner. We are so grateful for your continued support of economic development in Marquette County. It is because of our generous partners like you that we can assist businesses of all sizes, sectors, and stages. Our next fundraiser will be the 22nd Annual Golf Outing taking place June 16. More information can be found on Marquette.org. We hope to see you there! Thank you again, The LSCP Team.

  • All Staff Members, Thank you so much for all your encouragement & support as well as the beautiful plant.

  • Dear Friend, I can’t thank you enough for supporting The Salvation Army with your recent donation of $200.00. Lost and hurting people are coming to us in great numbers—more than we’ve seen before. Every day, we see folks trying to navigate the heartbreak of a job loss, or families struggling to overcome a crisis. It’s tough, but friends like you make it possible to carry on. Your generosity allows us to make a positive impact in people’s lives, and we are deeply committed to using every penny of your contribution to its fullest—offering life-changing support and service to those in need. Thank you for making the decision to help our less fortunate neighbors! Sincerely, Your Local Salvation Army.
    P.S. Thank you for opening your heart to our community. Your generosity is making a difference in the lives of those who come to us each day.

  • Your kind expression of sympathy is deeply appreciated and gratefully acknowledged. Thank you for taking such good care of my father.

  • Thank you for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was deeply appreciated. Carry on the good work!

  • Due to your generous donation, Project Graduation is able to provide the 2022 Senior Class with a fun and safe all-night celebration honoring all of their hard work. Without your support, this event would not be possible. With gratitude, The Project Graduation Committee. Marquette Senior High School.

  • Thank you for your care and kindness for our friend.

  • To the Staff at Home Health & Hospice– Thank you all so much for your help with my mom. Thank you for the plant as well. Your staff was so kind and very helpful with everything that we needed. You guys ROCK 🙂 Thank you again.

  • Thank you for your generous donation to Negaunee High School Project Graduation, providing a safe celebration for the Class of 2022.

  • Thank you for your donation/contribution to the Ishpeming High School Class of 2022 all night graduation party! The tremendous support from the community is overwhelming and truly appreciated. Sincerely, The IHS All Night Grad Party Committee.

  • Leigh & Friends with UP Home Health & Hospice, Thank you so much for the batteries. We go through them like crazy, so this donation is very appreciated. Thank you for keeping our Veterans going for fun, for family connections and more! With gratitude, Sarah Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator. Michigan Veteran homes D.J. Jacobetti.

  • Thank you to all staff, nurses and angels that took the best possible care of my husband and his children’s father, and his grandchildren’s grandfather. We all clearly loved him and our hearts are broken. Thank you for easing his pain and into heaven. Thank you for the lovely plant.

  • THANK YOU from Westwood’s Business Professionals of America. We extend a very warm thank you for your generous donation, which allowed students from our BPA chapter to attend and compete at the National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, along with over 6,000 other delegates from across the country. Your support is greatly appreciated!

  • Dear U.P. Home Health & Hospice,

    We hope this message finds you well in this great year of celebration! This year, Girl Scouts nationwide celebrated 110 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character. Girl Scouts have been a force for positive change in our world, shattering glass ceilings wherever they go! Through the support of generous donors like you, girls in Girl Scouts continue to benefit from abundant opportunities to learn, grow, and excel. We gratefully accept your recent gift of $200.00 on 5/06/2022. Thank you for helping to ensure another 110 years of problem solvers, go-getters, dreamers, and doers with your gift to Girl Scouts.  With gratitude, Katy Corey, Chief Development Officer

  • To our friends at U.P. Home Health & Hospice,

    You know the challenges that we face in Marquette County. People of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more children face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps.  Families find it difficult to spend quality time together. Playing outside has become a rarity. Face time happens through a phone. Instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it at seems all we do is watch it grow. But where society falls short, the Y- and donors like you- step in. Together we make a difference in the lives of thousands of people and a huge impact of each individual we serve.

    After twenty years of serving Marquette County, the Y understand what our community needs to be its best. Working with generous donors like you, the Y provides everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, to connect with others, and contribute to a better community. Everything the Y does in service of making us – as individuals and a community – better.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of Marquette County I would like to sincerely thank you for your continued support.  Your $200 hole sponsorship for our upcoming golf outing which also supports our Annual Campaign, really does make all the difference. Thank you for making a difference in our community through the Annual Campaign. Sincerely, Jenna Zdunek, Chief Executive Officer

  • Dear Kori, On behalf of West End Suicide Prevention (WESP), I would like to thank you for your June 15, 2022 sponsorship of $200.00 for the 2022 LIVE Art & Word Contest. The LIVE Art & Word Contest is a contest open to all high school students in the Upper Peninsula. Students may submit any type of art form from poetry to a painting to dance to photography, or any other art form. The theme is Mental Health Awareness. It is the hope that these works of art will bring awareness to mental health issues and help break the stigma surrounding it.  All of the artwork will be shared on social media, where the community can vote for their favorite pieced. The artwork will also be judged by an expert panel for its artistic quality and WESP for its mental health statement.

    The LIVE Art & Word Contest is coordinated by West End Suicide Prevention (WESP), a group of individuals facilitated by Great Lakes Recovery Centers. The coalition began as a group of individuals dedicated to prevention suicide on the west end of Marquette County. The group has since expanded and due to popular demand, has brought their LIVE campaign to the entire UP. The LIVE Campaign encourages individuals to LOVE (yourself), INCLUDE (others), VALUE (life), and ENGAGE (community.) WESP also promotes, coordinates, and takes part in educational and awareness events, as well as distributes LIVE and Dial Help materials.

    Thank you again for your generous donation. The LIVE Art & Word Contest will help to break the stigma surrounding mental health as well as showcase the work of talented UP High School students. Thank you for your part in making it a successful event! Sincerely, Amy Poirier, WESP Facilitator & GLRC Foundation Coordinator

June 2022

  • To the Staff, No words can express our gratitude for the compassion and care provided by all of you as our beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother lived out the final days of a long, happy life. Her wish was to be at home when her time came, and because of you, we were able to honor that wish. She passed away very peacefully with her husband, son, and daughter by her side. Thank you.
  • Jennie, Elizabeth, and Leon, Thank you for the thank you! It is much appreciated. The popcorn and hot chocolate are ingested. The blanket covers our davenport/couch and looks fabulous. Sincerely, - Volunteer.
  • Dear UPHH&H, We are happy to share that a donation was made in your name by Brookridge Heights. They have chosen the following thank-you item for you: Virtual Adoption of one Snow Leopard. World Wildlife Fund works to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. We use nature-based solutions to protect, restore, and sustainably manage ecosystems in ways that increase their resiliency, while safeguarding wildlife—such as tigers, elephants, and whales—and ensuring communities and nature thrive together. And we are tackling challenges to create a climate-resilient world and reduce the environmental impacts of growing and producing food. Thanks to generous gifts like those of Brookridge Heights, WWF is making strides to conserve and restore coral reefs, preserve grasslands, sustainably manage forests, and protect life on our planet. Together we are building a brighter future for vulnerable places, species, and communities.
  • Shelter Friends, The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter would like to thank you for your gift of $200.00. We appreciate your generous help and support. Your gift will enable us to provide for those animals entrusted to our care.
  • Thanks so much for the care you provided to all of us during this journey—we are truly grateful. Thank you for helping us celebrate the life of our Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Her smile will always be with us!

May 2022

  • Thank you for the beautiful plant and the kind words of sympathy. I will forever be grateful for the loving care you provided my mother.
  • Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and kindness during this difficult time. It means so much that you thought of us and remembered her. She will forever be in our hearts.
  • To the wonderful people at UP Home Health & Hospice, I would like to thank you for the wonderful, compassionate care and therapy I received from your employees. Nurse Janet, and therapist, Kirstin. Both Janet and Kirstin were wonderful! Janet was so pleasant & so willing to help with anything at home that I needed. Kristin was fantastic and it was Kristin who gave me confidence that I could do this. I love the confidence and encouragement Kirstin gave me! I will now be receiving therapy at Active Physical Therapy. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! God Bless you all!
  • So many awesome, caring people working there!
  • Dear U.P. Home Health & Hospice, Thank you so very much for your donation of $300 to our 2022 Summer Reading Programs: Oceans of Possibilities! We rely heavily on donations to be able to offer fun, construction programs to our community. Without you it wouldn’t be possible! This year we look forward to meeting in person, whether that ends up being inside or outside, while also offering exciting challenges, collaborative goals, and engaging activities. Our reading challenge, Beanstack, makes it easy to track time spent while earning digital badges to celebrate wins! With programs for all ages, infants to adults, we look forward to interacting with the entire Ishpeming community. Our program will run from June 14 through July 31: visit our website or social media platforms for program details as we get closer to summer. Thank you for making it possible for us to continue to encourage literacy in our community. It is very much appreciated. – Jessica Shirtz, Library Director
  • Dear U.P. Home Health & Hospice, On behalf of the West End Suicide Prevention (WESP), we would like to thank you for your donation of a gift basket filled with fun summertime toys on March 17, 2022, as a door prize for the Beating the Winter Blues Health Fair on March 20, 2022.  Beating the Winter Blues is a unique health fair on the west end of Marquette County. The fair is free and open to everyone. In addition to agencies sharing information about the services they offer, there will also be health screenings, a prescription drug take back box, blender bikes and much more. Beating the Winter Blues is coordinated by West End Suicide Prevention (WESP), a group of dedicated individals facilitated by Great Lakes Recovery Centerys who are working towards preventing suicide on the west end of Marquette Count. WESP developed the LIVE campaign, a positive mental health campaign that encourages you to LOVE (yourself), INCLUDE (others), VALUE (life), ENGAGE (community). WESP promotes, coordinates and takes part in educational and awareness events in the community, as well as distributes Dial Help materials to the local area.  

April 2022

  • Staff at U.P. Home Health & Hospice, Thank you for your card on my husband’s birthday. It meant the world to me and our 3 children.
  • Dear Negaunee Irontown, 2022, Pioneer Days Sponsor, Thank you for your recent sponsorship to the Negaunee Irontown Associations 2022 Pioneer Days. The board greatly appreciates your donation and would like you to know that we could not support activities and festivals in Negaunee without assistance from individuals such as yourself. Thank you again! Negaunee Irontown Board.
  • To the entire staff of the U.P. Home Health & Hospice Marquette, Thank you from the bottom of our heart for your loving care of our sweet Wife, Mother and Grandma. You made the end of her life a very comfortable transition and we appreciate you all, Dorothy, Marie, Morgan and Amelia. Thank you all so much. Thank you for the funeral flowers also!
  • To all of the wonderful staff at U.P. Home Health & Hospice, On behalf of the family, words cannot express our thanks to all of you for the kindness and compassion you showed not only to our father/husband, but to all of our family during this difficult time. The Veterans Ceremony that Elizabeth presided over was absolutely beautiful and meant so much to all of us. Also the Peace Lily and Angel Pin were another beautiful tribute. We will be forever thankful and grateful for the angels at U.P Home Health & Hospice.
  • Thank you so much for the wonderful care mom received from every one of your blue angels! Special thanks to Courtney, Cheryl and Paula.
  • Dear U.P. Home Health & Hospice, Thank you for your generous contribution of $500.00 in support of Camp STAR and its programming. We know you appreciate the impact of loss on a family, and on children in particular. In place of camp for the past two summers, we have continued our year-round, monthly Wonder Box program as a way of reaching families. While we’ve had great success with these alternative activities, we are excited to be planning our traditional camp in 2022. We appreciate your support of our efforts to reach the children in our community in need of grief support. Sincerely, STAR Children’s Bereavement Services Board.
  • During a time like this we realize how much our friends and relatives really mean to us. Your expression of sympathy will always be remembered.
  • U.P. Home Health & Hospice Family, Thank you so much for the beautiful Peace Lily in honor of our mother. Your thoughtfulness means a lot. She loved her many years employed with the company.
  • Your kindness will be treasured forever. God Bless.
  • Thank you for helping our during this difficult time. Your services were greatly appreciated.
  • A special word of appreciation to my husband’s nurse, Amelia, for her compassionate, professional care and kindness.

March 2022

  • U.P. Home Health and Hospice, thank you sincerely for sharing our sorrow. Your kindness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.
  • Thank you very much to each and every one of you for all your help and support during our time that seemed to have changed so quickly. Forever appreciated to you all!
  • I would like to thank each and every one of you, that shared her or his time making my mother’s life, at home as comfortable as we possibly could, and by monitoring her vitals, adjusting her meds, making sure she was in no pain, and also just talking to her about everyday life. We have met many wonderful aides and nurses from Home Health and Hospice, I would not like to omit someone if I tried to name all of you. You are all very special and I will never forget what you accomplished over many years. Once again, I thank you, be safe, and take care.
  • Dear UPHHH Team, Thank you so much for your support during my loved one's final months! It has meant a great deal to her family!
  • During a time like this we realize how much our friends really mean to us. Your expression of sympathy will always be remembered.
  • Jennie and UPHH&H Team, thank you so much for the beautiful bouquet of flowers in remembrance of my mother, your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated during a very difficult time. Thank you again.
  • UP Home Health & Hospice, The Peace Lily sent to the funeral was beautiful. Her only surviving sister took it home to remember her by. A special thanks to Chelsea for all she did to help us in preparing for her death and also Courtney for her help.
  • I’d like to say—Thank you!! So very much for all you guys do, you have made a terrible situation easier to handle. Thank you for being eyes and ears for people who need it! A special thank you to Chelsea and Morgan. You made things so much easier for me and my mom.
  • Chelsea, Cameron, Morgan. Thank you so very much for the caring attitudes you all had for my husband. He felt like a friend was visiting each time you came. You all helped him and myself. Again, THANK YOU!!
  • Our family extends a heartfelt thank you to nurse, Paula and social worker Courtney from U.P. Home Health & Hospice. Their commitment to their work was inspiring and their presence gave comfort to all during her remaining weeks.
  • MSHS Project Graduation 2022 thanks U.P. Home Health & Hospice.  We couldn’t do what we do without these generous sponsors.

February 2022

  • Dear UPHHH and Private Duty Staff, Thank you for the yummy box of candy. We appreciate it. And thank you very much for servicing our clients. We couldn’t do it without you. Have a blessed 2022. UPCAP Staff, Marquette.
  • Thank you for the Memorial Trees of Remembrance Ceremony and the remembrance angel ornament. I appreciate your help and continued contact.
  • U.P. Home Health & Hospice team, thank you for the wonderful care you gave my husband. Elyssa, Morgan, Chelsea (who we saw the most and felt you were outstanding), Amelia, Janet, and the nurse who helped after his death (I am sorry I cannot remember your name, but having you there was a great help and comfort). All of you were friendly and supportive. Also, thank you for the Poinsettia at Christmas and the plant sent in his memory. The angel pin will be a helpful reminder of your kindness.
  • Dear Janet, we want you to know how much we appreciate all you do to help keep our Dad/Grandpa healthy, so he can continue to be at home. He speaks very highly of you! Happy Holidays!
  • Dear Friends at Home Health & Hospice, thank you so much for the beautiful floral arrangement that you had sent to the Celebration of Life Service. She loved flowers and I know that she appreciated all of them and their beauty. I cannot say thank you enough for the outstanding job that you all did with her. You took her from constant pain and confusion to almost no pain and pretty much clarity. You made the last weeks of her life so comfortable. You are truly angels. It was so kind of you to think of her and send these flowers. Thank you for everything.
  • Dear Cindy, once again you have blessed me with such a beautiful gift basket—such a lovely variety of food. I am always humbled by your generosity to me. It is really my privilege to be serving alongside of such dedicated people. You and all in HH&H are remembered each day in my prayers.
  • Dear UP Home Health & Hospice, thank you for the beautiful arrangement of Lilies and Red Roses you sent to the Celebration of Life event. Your thoughtfulness and kindness were truly appreciated.
  • UP Home Health & Hospice, thank you for your donation to The Education Foundation for Marquette Public Schools 1st to Finish CSA (Children’s Savings Account) Fund. The fund will allow the foundation the ability to fund savings account for all first graders in Marquette Public Schools.
  • Dear U.P. Home Health & Hospice, The Aspen Ridge Middle School Robotics team, the Robotics Strong ARMS 16032, would like to thank you for your generous donation to your program and our journey to the State Championship December 17-18th. Your donation helped our team tremendously. Generous donors like you help our team to continue to learn and grow in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Your donation allows our team to learn with a hands-on approach as we design, prototype, build and program our robots to complete the challenges presented to use by FIRST in a friendly competition on and off the competition field. Our program continues to grow in knowledge and experience as this was our second time with an invitation to the State Championship. We were one of 72 Michigan teams that had the privilege to compete in Battle Creek, and one of 6 from the Upper Peninsula.  Our team represented the UP well brought a trophy back home to Aspen Ridge! – Robotics Strong A.R.M.S. lead coach.
  • Dear U.P. Home Health & Hospice, on behalf of the West End Suicide Prevention (WESP), I would like to thank you for your donation for the Beating the Winter Blues Health Fair.  Beating the Winter Blues is a unique health fair held on the west end of Marquette County. The fair will be free and open to everyone. In addition to information from various agencies, there will also be a Prescription Drug Take Back Box, Blender Bikes, health screenings and games. In addition, people can vote for their favorite snowman in the 2022 LIVE Snowman Building Contest and will have the opportunity to win one of many door prizes.  Beating the Winter Blues is being coordinated by the West End Suicide Prevention (WESP), a group of dedicated individuals facilitated by the Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc. WESP developed the LIVE campaign, a positive mental health campaign encouraging people of all ages to LOVE (yourself), INCLUDE (others), VALUE (life), and ENGAGE (community). WESP promotes, coordinates, and takes part in educational awareness events in the community, as well as distributes LIVE and suicide prevention materials, including information from Dial Help, the area’s 24/7 crisis line. WESP also works to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide by opening conversations through social media and throughout the community. Thank you again for your generous donation. Beating the Winter Blues and the other work done by WESP is made possible by the generous support of our community.

January 2022

  • Paula and Staff, Thanks for the kind words and the card. Thinking of you all.
  • Chelsea, thank you for the opportunity to ride along with you this semester. You are an amazing nurse, and I am fortunate to have been able to learn from you! It was great to see home health care firsthand and how much it is able to improve lives. Big Thanks!
  • U.P. Home Health & Hospice—Blue Angels, thank you so much for making our Thanksgiving so special. The meal from Bucks was absolutely delicious.
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Thank you for all that you do for us and so many others. We’d be nothing without you. Hugs to all!!
  • I can’t say enough about your staff. Nurses were awesome. But Cameron and Jordan from PT saved my husband. They were wonderful with him. He’s 79 and had some muscle spasms and Cam and Jordan were all over it. Thank you all so so much. You’re awesome.
  • I remembered having to call them in the middle of the night as well as Thanksgiving Day. I just can’t tell you how sweet and kind they all were. And they were so good with my 79 year old husband who was really scared. Thank you all from who answers the phone, we are so grateful for y’all.
  • U.P. Home Health & Hospice (All the many angels) - Thank you for all of your special care and the Spathiphyllum plant! My family and I are grateful for your generous support during this difficult time.
  • Thank you for the wonderful care. You guys have great staff. Hope the holidays are great.
  • We can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care we have received during his illness. Paula, Cheryl & Courtney were our primary team, and they are all fantastic at what they do. We were blessed by such a wonderful team! Also—Janelle, Cameron and the Rehab Staff.
  • What a comfort it is to our family to have people like you, who bring warmth to our hearts in our time of sorrow. Thank you for the beautiful plant at the funeral. Your act of kindness was very touching.
  • Thank you for the plant sent in memory and honor of our loved one.
  • U.P. Home Health & Hospice, I want to thank you all so much for your Memorial Service on December 8th for our loved ones. It was very special along with the angels on the tree. You sent me 3 more for our children. You are all special and thank you for what you are doing. A Happy Holiday to you all.
  • U.P. Home Health & Hospice, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the care that was provided for both our Father and Mother. We lost both of them this past year and the service that was provided made the passing a little easier. Paula was the nurse that provided the care that was needed and our family can’t thank her enough for all that she did. Not only did she care for our Father and Mother, but also showed concern for the rest of the family. Thanks again for making this difficult time a bit easier for our family. Merry Christmas to all.
  • Thank you for the care you gave our loved one over the last several years. Special thanks to Chelsea and Elizabeth.
  • Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. And thank you so much for the beautiful angel. God Bless you all.
  • I want to personally thank you for your support of The Salvation Army and the people we serve. Merry Christmas and God Bless you.