IRON MOUNTAIN, MI: Astrea and Dickinson Area Community Foundation partnered to announce that due to the COVID-19 impact on small businesses in both Michigan and Wisconsin, they will be running a campaign to raise money for small businesses in need.
“These are unprecedented times and we believe it’s important that we all ask ourselves, how we can help. As an internet service provider, the Astrea Small Business Relief Program, is an opportunity to give back to our business and residential customers by supporting the businesses that keep our communities running strong” stated Jodie Gilroy, Astrea Director of Marketing. “We sincerely hope this program helps provide some relief to businesses in our Astrea communities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan.”
How to Nominate a Small Business
Business owners and community members will have the opportunity to nominate a small business to be selected as a recipient of the Astrea Small Business Relief Program funds raised by Astrea, the Dickinson Area Community Foundation and their donors. The sign-up period for this program is limited and ends on July 28th. For a complete explanation of program details, eligibility requirements, and to access the application, applicants are encouraged to visit https://go.astreaconnect.com/businessrelief to fill out the nomination form.
Where Will Funds Come from and How Will They Be Paid Out?
Astrea and the Dickinson Area Community Foundation will be partnering on a campaign to raise funds for the program. Astrea will match all donations up to $10,000. Donors who donate $75 or more will also receive a program T-Shirt as a thank you for their contributions. At the end of the campaign period on July 28th, winner selections will be made. Each small business selected will receive $1,000. The number of winners selected will be dependent on the amount of funds raised. To donate to the Astrea Small Business Relief Program, visit https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1586483 .
Astrea helps connect over 60 small communities, throughout Wisconsin & Michigan to family, healthcare, work, education and entertainment while maintaining the lifestyle they love by providing high-speed internet along with TV and Phone services. Astrea has built an extensive infrastructure that offers most communities unprecedented rural internet speed offerings ranging from 50mbps up to 1Gig. Founded in 2007, Astrea is headquartered in Iron Mountain, MI with store locations in Crivitz, WI and Oconto Falls, WI. To learn more or find services near you, visit astreaconnect.com.
About Dickinson Area Community Foundation
The Dickinson Area Community Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Dickinson County, adjacent Michigan & Wisconsin communities, and the Forest Park/Crystal Falls communities. The Foundation provides leadership by attracting resources, managing endowments, serving donors, and distributing funds to meet changing community needs, now and in the future. Our areas of interest are education, the arts, health, social services, environment, recreation, community development, and the needs of the youth and the elderly. We have been serving our communities since 1995. To find out more visit our website: www.dickinsonareacommunityfoundation.org