Project ReachOut Update – Nonagenarian Thanks Mission for Making Her Dream Possible

Isaac Marnik

CHERRYFIELD, ME — I wanted to give a Project ReachOut update on the great work happening.

Our calls have reached 830 local families, some needing help in several ways including: food assistance, home repairs, fuel assistance, rent/mortgage assistance, car repairs, electric bills, and appliance repairs.

Through calling we’ve also heard great notes and stories. For example, a 91-year old woman conveyed her gratitude to the Mission. She said the Mission paid for her schooling at University of Maine Machias, making it possible for her dream to be an elementary school teacher. She graduated UMM in 1974, taught in the Towns of both Milbridge and Columbia Falls, and retired when she was about 60 years old.

We could not be doing all of this great work without our amazing EdGE crew and volunteer callers making the connections with the families.

Isaac Marnik
EdGE Interim Director
Maine Seacoast Mission