COPPER COUNTRY ANGEL MISSION WELCOMES YOU
COPPER COUNTRY ANGEL MISSION AT A GLANCE
Copper Country Angel Mission knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. More than 20 years ago, a small group of like-minded individuals realized that by working together they could efficiently and effectively help to overcome the local effects of poverty. They launched New Beginnings Angel Mission under Portage Lake United Church, Inc. in Houghton with strong and generous support from the Presbytery of Mackinac.
Since that time, we have grown, broadened our support, changed our name, and become an independent corporation that continues partnerships with the Presbytery and Portage Lake United Church, but our mission is the same: Copper Country Angel Mission promotes community welfare by serving those in need with compassion and dignity.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does" -- William James
Our free store: CCAM welcomes donations of clothing and household goods that are in good condition for reuse. We do not accept tube televisions and large electronics. We invite shoppers of all income levels to select free goods and leave a monetary donation, if they are able. This converts material donations into funding for our programs. We must pay for space, electricity, heat, and water, even before we can help others with their financial needs. We depend the generosity of donors and sponsors, each contributing what they can to keep us open.
Our food pantry: CCAM helps to feed people in our area through a food pantry. We purchase foods to stock the pantry and receive some gifts of food from local restaurants, individuals, and businesses.
Our clients: CCAM offers programs to assist with rent, utility shut-off, transportation to medical appointments, and other needs. We offer annual programs for children, such as school supplies in the Backpack Program and children’s shopping days before holidays. We make certain that every child has Christmas gifts through our Angel Tree Program and that everyone has appropriate clothing for our U.P. winters through our Winter Wear Giveaway.
Our volunteers: CCAM welcomes volunteers, who willing work hard for the joy of serving their community. Even our program managers are dedicated volunteers. Some of our volunteers were once clients, but now pay-it-forward by becoming volunteers. Join us!
WE HAVE MOVED!!!! to 433 Fifth Street!
We aren't open yet because we must unpack, but we will open soon.
We also need to add an ADA entrance, basement door, new roof, and siding. We need your generous monetary donations to do this work.
We Need Your Help!
You can bring your monetary donation to Superior National Bank and ask that it be entered into the Copper Country Angel Mission Donation Account -- no fees, no fuss! OR, directly donate towards our remodeling below.
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Or, bring your donation to Superior National Bank and ask it to be added to Copper Country Angel Mission Donation Account
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Our dedicated team use their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Non-Profit Organization forward. We are striving to not only combat the spiraling effects of poverty, but to assist our clients out of the poverty. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.
Jill grew up in Calumet and after retiring from Michigan Tech joined the Angel Mission board. Jill has been deeply involved in local and tribal organizations and has extensive board experience. We are pleased to have Jill's expertise helping to lead the Angel Mission.
Paul Tuoriniemi is a life long resident of the Calumet area. Paul retired from the forest services industry a few years ago. He and his wife Renee are active supporters of the Angel Mission.
Jim Northey is a member of Portage Lake United Church, and has actively supported the annual coat giveaway held by Angel Mission and PLUC. Additionally, Jim serves on the board of directors of the CopperDog150 and the board of Superior National Bank. He works in the financial services industry and renewable energy industry. In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family and working on his homestead.
Terry is a long time volunteer, who accepted the position of program manager in February. Her skills in organization are invaluable and she keeps the store running smoothly.
Sherry moved to the U.P. in 1978, but her employment in environmental education and management took her around the country. In 1994, Sherry and her husband built a home as a family project with their two children on the shore of Lake Superior. In 2010 and they both moved back to the U.P. Sherry also is a race coordinator for Copper Dog 150.
Mike is a long time resident of Copper Country and has volunteered at Angel Mission for a decade. He has been instrumental in moving our storage and or store to afford space. He accepted the program manager position in February and has been a true asset to the programs.