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Maine Credit Unions ‘Keep ME Warm’ With $30,000 Contribution

Maine Credit Unions ‘Keep ME Warm’ With $30,000 Contribution

In response to an urgent need to help offset cuts to the federal low income Home Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP, Maine’s credit unions made a collective contribution to the “Keep ME Warm” Program of $30,000.  The Keep ME Warm Program is a collaboration of the ten United Way organizations in Maine and the ten Community Action Programs.  The contribution will purchase nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel for families across Maine.

In presenting the check on behalf of Maine’s credit unions, John Murphy, President of the Maine Credit Union League, applauded the willingness of Maine’s credit unions to come together in a “cooperative effort.  Credit unions are located across Maine and have members in every community. To credit unions, helping members goes far beyond just providing financial services, it means so much more.  The opportunity to help families in communities throughout Maine heat their homes speaks directly to what credit unions are all about.

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Seeks Teams for 27th Annual Ski-A-Thon

Registration is open for the largest one-day fundraiser in Maine. Over 800 people are expected to take part in the 27th Annual Ski-A-Thon on Saturday, March 24, at Sunday River Resort to benefit Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation (formerly Maine Handicapped Skiing), Maine’s largest year-round adaptive recreation organization serving children and adults with physical disabilities.

Teams are registering daily for Maine Adaptive’s flagship annual event, which often raises nearly 65% of the organization’s annual operating budget. The funds raised will go directly towards providing lessons in both winter and summer activities for over 400 people with physical disabilities, all free of charge.

"This year is exciting for the Ski-A-Thon," said event organizer Gabe Perkins. "It’s the organization’s thirtieth anniversary and we recently changed our name to reflect how much our programming has expanded over the years.

Lee & Tim Super Bowl promo at WCSH 6

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Philanthropy Friday: Security and Support for Domestic Violence Victims

Philanthropy Friday: Security and Support for Domestic Violence Victims

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. If you have a story you’d like to share, please email Jennifer.

Domestic violence is the leading cause of homicide here in Maine. An estimated 60,000 women are abused annually.