COVID-19 Updates

MDIslander – Mission Works to Keep Islanders Connected, Safely

MDIslander Mission works to keep islanders connected, safely March 27, 2020 by Liz Graves on News, Waterfront BAR HARBOR — In some ways, residents of unbridged island communities are ahead of the curve with the changes brought by the virus epidemic, since they already rely on remote and online connections for important services. But in…

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Thank You, Maine Coronavirus Community Assistance Facebook Page

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission is grateful for the online “Maine Coronavirus Community Assistance” Facebook page for the service it provides people and families in Washington and Hancock Counties. It’s a worthy resource network where people with questions and answers converge. Maine Seacoast Mission’s David Snyder monitors the MCCA Facebook page, adding pertinent…

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Message from Douglas Cornman, Island Outreach Director and Chaplain

A message from Douglas Cornman Director of Island Outreach and Chaplain MV Sunbeam V Greetings, my friends. I pray that my letter finds you well. These are indeed uncertain and frightening times, aren’t they? How we live and relate to one another is changing at an extraordinary pace, as is the information that we need…

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Mission President Talks About Food Security Creativity and COVID-19

CHERRYFIELD, ME — One of the Mission’s first acts to guard against the spread of COVID-19 was to get creative with our Food Pantry and Seniors Commodities program. Food security is a key focus of Maine Seacoast Mission. COVID-19 meant adding new measures of food security. In this video, Mission President John Zavodny, speaking last…

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Mission Suspends EdGE In-School Programs; Developing At-Home Alternatives

BAR HARBOR, ME — All Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE in school programs are currently suspended. Our instructors are developing at-home alternatives for our wonderfully creative students. We are also working with school partners who have asked us to help ensure healthy food for our students during this time of social distancing. Mission President John Zavodny…

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MaineBiz – Maine’s ‘Unbridged’ Islands Hunker Down

March 19, 2020 www.mainebiz.biz Maine’s ‘unbridged’ islands hunker down By Laurie Schreiber Islands in Maine without bridges to the mainland are taking special steps to protect residents from the threat of coronavirus. ===== “We’re taking our cues from our island communities,” [Mission President John] Zavodny said. “North Haven has taken the step of prohibiting non-island…

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Mission Scholarship Application Deadline Now Flexible in Response to School Closures

BAR HARBOR, ME — Our Mission Scholarship application deadline is May 1, 2020. However, with COVID-19 school and college closures, we will be be flexible with the May 1 deadline, considering applications case-by case. If you need to request additional time to submit your supporting documents — particularly your transcript and letter of recommendation —…

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Mission Commitment During the COVID-19 Challenge – A Note from the President

BAR HARBOR, ME — Through ice storms, fire, world wars, recession, and countless Nor’easters, the Maine Seacoast Mission has supported Maine’s isolated communities on the outer islands and in Downeast coastal communities since 1905. Never is Mission support more needed than in times like these. The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for the people supported…

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