The Second Edition BotEco Blanket Bash Collection Starts November 12 | WJMN



MARQUETTE COUNTY, Michigan (WJMN) – Ore Dock BotEco has partnered with the Marquette County Salvation Army to host the second annual BotEco Blanket Bash to bring warm blankets to individuals and families in need this winter. From November 12 to December 3, 2021, donations of new and lightly worn blankets, from toddlers to king-size beds, can be dropped off at a variety of convenient donation sites in Marquette County. The blankets will then be distributed to those struggling in the area during these difficult times, to help them stay warm as winter temperatures drop. For a full list of drop-off sites, see You can donate at, and the organizers will do the shopping for you.

“One of the main goals of our organization is not only to create a special place by the water for residents and visitors, but also to support the local community and especially those in need”, said Richard Price, Friends board member. from the BotEco Ore Dock Center. “This partnership will help us expand our reach within the community and provide support to as many people in need as possible. “

“So being part of the community, we decided that we had to give back to the community,” said Nancy Peterson, board of directors, Friends of the Ore Dock BotEco Center. “Last year, being our first year to do this, in addition to the pandemic, a lot of places were closed. We still made almost $ 2,000 in aggregate value. Between the blankets that were given and the money that we had given, we went to buy blankets to give to the Salvation Army.

The BotEco Friends of the Ore Dock is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create a special place on the Marquette waterfront that achieves an enduring balance between educational, commercial and recreational. The organization is currently seeking donations to help transform the current Lower Harbor Ore Dock in Marquette into a community center that will benefit the public by providing ecological education facilities, indoor botanical gardens year round, preservation / education historic sites and community spaces. For more information on the BotEco Center, please visit

“By partnering with the BotEco Friends of the Ore Dock for this global campaign, we will be able to provide assistance to those who have been severely affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the Captain Doug Winters of The Salvation Army. “We are extremely grateful to the individuals, businesses and organizations who have dedicated their time and resources to this campaign during such an important time. Thanks to community members like these, our work is possible.

One of the drop-off points is Travel Marquette. “Kudos to the Salvation Army of Marquette County and friends of the Dock Ore BOTECO Center for providing the opportunity to contribute to our neighbors well-being in these very difficult times,” says Susan Estler, General Manager of Marquette Voyage. “Now more than ever, it’s so important to come together and support those in need, and Travel Marquette is here to help any way it can.” The Salvation Army of Marquette County is an international charitable organization that supports people in need by organizing food programs, thrift stores, creating community programs, running shelters for the homeless and victims of disasters. , as well as providing humanitarian assistance to developing countries. In 2019, the Marquette County Salvation Army served more than 500 area children by helping families in need through their toy distribution program and adopting a family program. To learn more about the Marquette County Salvation Army, visit

BotEco Blanket Bash 2021 repositories include:
● Travel Marquette: 117 West Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855 (Monday, 9 am-5pm)
● GEI Consultants of Michigan: 109 W Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI 49855 (Monday, 9 am-5pm)
● The Pasta Shop: 824 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855 (every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
● First bank: Washington st. Marquette and US 41, Ishpeming (Daily from 8:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
● Lake Superior Smokehouse Bar and Grill: Main St. Harvey, (closed Mondays)
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