John Zavodny

Info Session for Parents on EdGE Summer Camps, Tues., June 16, 7 PM

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Do you have questions about EdGE Summer Camp or want to learn more about what summer camps will look like this year? Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00 pm, EdGE Interim Director Isaac Marnik and Maine Seacoast Mission President John Zavodny, will be answering over Zoom, questions about summer camp for any…

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Love First – A Message of Support From the Maine Seacoast Mission President

June 12, 2020 Love First Fear and hatred are the most isolating forces in our society. Love, compassion, and hope bring us together across boundaries, ideologies, backgrounds, and disparities. Every day, the Maine Seacoast Mission lives our compassion in actions of support big and small. At times like these, though, words themselves are also acts…

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Jillian’s Roadside Inspiration – How Can We Do Good Today?

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Jillian, who serves as Steward aboard the Sunbeam, and is quite active in Mission activities at our Downeast Campus, has also a soft spot for uplifting quotes on road signs. In fact, the Weald Bethel Community Center inner walls on the Downeast Campus were once adorned with an exhibit of Jillian’s photo…

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WABI-TV News Report on Mission’s Project ReachOut

www.wabi.tv By Brianna Bires | Posted: Fri 9:45 PM, Apr 24, 2020 BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – ​The Maine Seacoast Mission has found a way to still be a positive voice for members of the Downeast community. They provide programs and services for thousands of people each year, but because of COVID-19, they’ve had to adapt.…

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Volunteers Wanted! Help Us Stay Connected Through Project ReachOut

Greetings from Maine, A new Mission initiative we call Project ReachOut will play an important role in the days ahead. ReachOut is based on a simple idea; we are all better off when we connect. A kind word and a simple “how can we help?” can make all the difference. Through Project ReachOut, Mission staff…

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Reaching Out – This is What Community Looks Like

Greetings from Maine, As my mother-in-law, Nancy, says when we’re all together as a family, “We’re making memories.” A few memories from the early days of COVID-19 will forever stay with me: a welcoming “Drive Thru” Food Pantry sign made with love; a photo of a single resilient volunteer in a well-stocked food pantry; a…

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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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