Thank You Thursday

It’s Thank you Thursday for Betsy Ogden, Sarah Davis, Suzy Kelley, Fiber Loft

It’s a Thanksgiving Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Betsy Ogden, Sarah Davis, Suzy Kelley, the Fiber Loft and its circle of knitters. The Mission’s Christmas tradition of giving children hand knit hats and mittens began over 100 years ago. Betsy Ogden learned of the Mission’s need for hand-knit hats…

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Thank you Thursday for the Maine Center for Disease Control

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s short and sweet shout out of Mission love goes out to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Mission is so grateful to Director Nirav Shah, our Downeast Liaison Al May, and the Maine CDC for their partnership and leadership through the pandemic. This is what community…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Neighbors Meg and Bob

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to DETOP participants Meg and Bob. Sunbeam steward Jillian is eager to thank Downeast neighbors Meg and Bob for, over the years, always wanting to share produce with her, and at the Mission Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP) community supper. Before Covid-19, every Sunday…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Gena Norgaard

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Gena Norgaard. Gena began her work with the Mission as a volunteer in the Recycle Shop and the Food Pantry in 1983. In 1997, she was named the Food Pantry Coordinator and continued in that position until 2020. Gena created a food pantry…

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Thank you Thursday to Rick Erb of the Maine Health Care Association

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Rick Erb, President & CEO of the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA). Rick has worked with our Island Elder Care group over the past several years. He has attended our Island Elder Care conference and been an advocate for the group at the…

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Thank you Thursday to Jaime Weir and Colleen Maynard

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Jaime Weir and Colleen Maynard for their extraordinary work on behalf of the Mission’s Ed Greaves Educational (EdGE) programs. Mission Development Associate Anna Silver said of the two, “I have been working on the Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE Tennis Tournament with Jaime Weir…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Mount Desert 365

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Mount Desert 365 in Northeast Harbor. The decision to sell the Mission’s longstanding home, La Rochelle, at 127 West Street, Bar Harbor demanded a second important decision: where would be the Mission’s next home? After meeting with the good people at Mount Desert…

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Thank you Thursday to Brien Davis, NP at Hope Health

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Nurse Practitioner Brien Davis and his Hope Health clinic in Camden, ME. Mission Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN nominated Brien Davis because “he is so good to work with. I called him twice in the last few days for help with…

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Thank you Thursday to Mano en Mano

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Milbridge, ME based Mano en Mano (Hand in Hand). Founded in 2005, Mano en Mano works with farm-workers and immigrants to help them thrive in Maine. The organization’s work includes partnerships with Maine Seacoast Mission. Mission Service Program Director Wendy Harrington said, “We…

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