Hunter Hospitality House recently received a grant that will help it care for the most vulnerable of its clients. The Port Huron Rotary Club recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the local facility to keep their vehicle up and running.
Hunter Hospitality Houses are located as close as they can be to both McLaren Port Huron and Lake Huron Medical Center and provide free lodging to those getting treatment at the hospitals and their loved ones. The people who use the house may still need a ride to the hospitals. According to Co-Founder and Executive Director, Tracy Willard, even though the houses are close, the clients are often elderly, new mothers who just had a C-section, or people who are otherwise physically unable to make the walk over to the hospital. Sometimes the weather is just too bad for a safe walk for people who are experiencing a health crisis.
Hunter Hospitality bought a vehicle in January of this year and has used it extensively for transporting guests and carrying out the business of running the houses. The cost of the vehicle is around $4000 per year. The Port Huron Rotary Club has been assisting local non-profits in the area since 1920.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.