t. Francis is finding a path through this crisis...we can offer help...
The below three major opportunities are sent through
Outreach Chair, Sue Grindle-
(A) Healthy Peninsula
has a lot of information available on its website relative to safe shopping, needs, the actions being taken and more. Please log on to their website below.
(B) Calling Tree
The phone tree is continuing successfully. I am so grateful for our dedicated team of callers. If they can't reach someone by phone, they email. If that doesn't work, snail mail has been employed. These calls can be anywhere from 2 minutes to 45 minutes long. Many new friendships are being formed bringing our congregation into the folds of this friendly and warm In-reach mission. These calls also benefit folks by providing vital information for community resources and an opportunity to simply enjoy a pleasant conversation.... often with much needed laughter. Even though we are trying to reach everyone, please contact me if you know of a SF friend who is not being called.
1) Tracy requests coloring books and crayons. Please let me know if any of you could donate these. Again, Amazon would be a great resource for direct delivery to HOME.
2) Hannaford Gift cards. Many of HOME's clients are sheltering at home. Being able to put a $10.00 to $25.00 gift card into food boxes would go a long way for items needed not covered by EBT cards.And diapers are desperately needed. Again, all can be mailed.
Monetary donations: Please donate in Nancy Stine's name. In the memo line, please put COVID-19. This will allow Tracey direct access to the funds for the most urgent needs
Most importantly, here is the address:
Tracey Hair, Executive Director
90 Schoolhouse Road
PO Box 10
Orland, ME 04472
If Covid spreads among the homeless, the amount of spread in Maine would rise dramatically.
Tracey and her dedicated staff (cut by 50% by the way, without adequate PPE) are working tirelessly to make sure this does not happen. She is working with other shelters, Gov. Mills, the DHHS, and officials in Augusta. She has managed to get Tier 1 status for the homeless for Covid tests if they show symptoms (like fever....need those thermometers!).
Thank you all, please let me know what you can do.
*Sue is available to discuss any of the above issues and answer your questions. She is available at: