Northwestern Energy donation to new health and family services center


St. Joseph’s Indian School gratefully receives a donation from NorthWestern Energy in support of the Health & Family Services Center, which is expected to be completed at the end of 2017. From left to right are Mike Tyrell, President, St. Joseph’s Indian School; Gerald Bertsch, Economic Development and Key Accounts Specialist, NorthWestern Energy; Donna Dean, Executive Director of Corporate Services, St. Joseph’s Indian School.

(Chamberlain, S.D.) NorthWestern Energy has gifted $20,000 to St. Joseph’s Indian School in support of the new Health and Family Services Center.

“NorthWestern Energy works to build stronger communities in its service area of Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana,” shared Gerald Bertsch, Economic Development and Key Accounts Specialist. “We want to be a leading corporate citizen in these very diverse communities. Without a doubt, this is a much needed project at St. Joseph’s Indian School and we’re glad to be a part of it.”

NorthWestern’s gift is a room sponsorship in the first floor health clinic, where nearly 3,500 medical appointments and consultations will be held annually. Progress continues on the new building, which will be two stories and attached to St. Joseph’s on-campus elementary school. A ground breaking took place on May 16 and a blessing of the site is set to occur during St. Joseph’s 40th Annual Powwow on September 17. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

“We are grateful for NorthWestern’s generous commitment to the Health and Family Services Center,” said Mike Tyrell, President of St. Joseph’s Indian School. “We appreciate this investment and NorthWestern’s recognition of the difference this facility will make to the children and families we serve.”

St. Joseph’s Indian School, an apostate of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, partners with Native American children and families to educate for life– mind, body, heart and spirit.

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