Weald Bethel Community Center

Thank you Thursday to Reny’s and Marden’s

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to friends and Maine retailers: Marden’s and Renys Mission Community Resource Coordinator Megan Smith tells us, “For years Marden’s and Renys in Ellsworth have collaborated with our Christmas Program. We provide gift tags to both stores. Each tag has a child’s name and a…

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Mission Christmas Program Enters Busiest Week

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Jillian is active on the Mission’s Downeast Campus whenever, it seems, she’s not traveling as Steward aboard the Sunbeam. Her activities include helping get wrapped Christmas presents from Point A to Points B, C, D, E, F, G, etc. This is the Mission’s busiest week for the Christmas Program. With two-thirds of…

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Artist-Volunteer Cynthia Huntington Donates ‘Schoodic Prince’ to Weald Bethel

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw sends this photo of a painting newly displayed in the Weald Bethel Community Center. Scott writes the, “Schoodic Prince donated to the Community Center by artist and volunteer Cynthia Huntington” of Tunk Mountain Arts & Crafts in Cherryfield. Cynthia’s painting, writes Scott, is the “perfect size…

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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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It’s Thank you Thursday for Bayside Shop ‘n Save

It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to the retail supermarket Bayside Shop ‘n Save in Milbridge. Ask Mission staff working throughout the front lines of any and all of our food security services and programs. Their responses are always glowing and succinct. Case in point: Jillian, who is a…

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Culturally Relevant Food in the Hands of Mainers in Need

www.gsfb.org Culturally Relevant Food in the Hands of Mainers in Need July 28, 2020 In the wake of COVID-19, Good Shepherd Food Bank pivoted its operations and began distributing pre-packed boxes of shelf-stable foods to support food pantries in implementing low-touch distribution models. The Food Bank ordered shelf-stable food by the tractor-trailer load, buying products…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Lee Watrous

CHERRYFIELD, ME — “Lee Watrous is our all star volunteer/contractor from Gales Ferry CT,” said Housing Rehabilitation Program Manager Scott Shaw in an email about the Downeast Maine Tiny House Project. “Lee has agreed to help us out with the project,” said Scott. Lee is now working on the tiny house at Assabet Valley Regional…

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Covid-19 Fast-Tracks Mission Family Food Center Plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact – Scott K Fish, Communications and Marketing [email protected] or 207-458-7185 CHERRYFIELD, ME — When Maine Seacoast Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington read the news about Covid-19 restrictions in March 2020, she knew it meant big changes for the Mission’s food programs Downeast. She also…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Vazquez Mexican Takeout Restaurant

CHERRYFIELD, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to the Vazquez family, owners/operators of Vazquez Mexican Takeout Restaurant in Milbridge. The Vazquez family was instrumental in connecting and coordinating our Food Pantry’s recent delivery of food for the Latinx community. In partnership with Mano en Mano, together we…

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