United Way 
of the Tri-Valley Area


Warming Centers/Heating Assistance
Above: Rev. Susan Crane with ECU Heat sign

United Way is proud to help keep people warm. Here is some helpful information:

1 . For LIHEAP (Federally funded Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program)
a. Call Western Maine Community Action (207-645-3764) if you live in Franklin County
b. Call Community Concepts ((207) 364-3721) if you live in Livermore or Livermore Falls
2. For other sources of assistance call WMCA which administers multiple heating assistance funds including:
a. Tri-Town Ministerial Association/Good Neighbor Fund
b. ECU Heat Fund / 50 for 50 Program - which provides low income families with 50 gallons of fuel for $50.

2017 Farmington Warming Center (10am - 2pm)
Henderson Memorial - 110 Academy St -  Tuesdays only 
January 10,17, 24, 31 & Feb 7
Old South - 227 Main St -  Thursdays only 
January 12,19, 26 & Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
St Joseph's - 133 Middle St -  Tuesdays only 
Feb 14, 21, 28 & March 7, 14, 21, 28

The Warming Center is a place for all ages to come and enjoy a hot meal in good company. The warming center has cards, games, puzzles, arts & crafts, newspapers, magazines and books. Come for the day or just stop in to get warm and enjoy a hot meal. For more information visit  www.faemchurches.org

2017 United Methodist Economic Ministries (UMEM) Warming Center
Every Wednesday 11am-1pm located at 1458 Salem Rd, Salem Twp, ME 04983. 207-678-2611

Volunteer Spotlight
United Way of the Tri-Valley Area recognizes area Food Pantry Volunteers. Click Here for the complete list of food pantries throughout Greater Franklin County.

Above: Bob Healy; John Caldwell; Yvonne Woodcock; Katie Hallman; Leiza Hiltz-Scerbo; Kitty McDonald; Group Photo
Many helping hands go into running a food pantry, and the majority are volunteers that donate their time to addressing food insecurities within Greater Franklin County.These volunteers spend many hours giving back to their community in so many ways, it's not just filling up boxes of food, it's taking the time to listen, being compassionate and lending a helping hand.  
"The Clearwater Food Bank has made a tremendous difference in my life. My husband and I went together. We met friendly and respectful staff. We continued going together until he became terminally ill. The food bank asked me to help them, which allowed me to get away and help others. The staff became "family" and gave me emotional support when I needed it. My husband died in March and I still volunteer with my 'family'. "
-UWTVA Partner Clearwater Ministries volunteer

Food Pantries are always in need of volunteers, food items, supplies, and donations. You can make a difference!

Volunteer needed to help coordinate "The Pantry Project" Click here to learn more.

April 6, 2017
St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Farmington 

Food Summit
A community conversation to foster collaboration, and increase access 
to emergency food in the region.
UWTVA convenes the Franklin Volunteer Network
For more volunteer opportunities visit:  volunteer.uwtva.org
Donor Spotlight