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Church donates portion of building sale proceeds to hospital

The Finnish church in South Porcupine was recently sold, with the group giving a $5,000 gift to the hospital foundation
St. John's Lutheran Church Pastor Patricia Dorland, left, council chair Helen Miller and Timmins and District Hospital Foundation donor relations manager Barb McCormick. The church recently sold its building and donated $5,000 of the proceeds to the hospital foundation.

Part of the proceeds from a recently sold church are boosting care at Timmins and District Hospital (TADH). 

St. John's Lutheran Church donated $5,000 to the TADH Foundation to support the medical care of children. 

“Out of respect for our Finnish Lutheran legacy, our congregation is elated to make this gift of $5,000 in support of the community hospital," said Pastor Patricia Dorland in a news release.

Built by Finnish pioneers, the South Porcupine church was recently sold. The congregation continues to receive services such as worship and pastoral care from Dorland. 

“We are profoundly grateful to St. John’s Lutheran Church and to commemorate this generous gift we will add their name to our Giving is Receiving wall alongside of many who choose to support improving healthcare in the North. This recognition of donors has been growing since 1996 with names of individuals, families, corporations, foundations, associations and community groups whose cumulative contributions have reached or exceeded $2,000," said Barb McCormick, TADHF manager of donor relations.