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Community Reaches Out After Theft at Habitat for Humanity Home 

Catherine Pegram

The community is coming together for a family in Eastbrook, working to move into a new home built by Habitat for Humanity.Construction stopped when someone stole copper pipes from the unfinished home.The Rumill family discovered the theft on Mother’s Day.The stolen copper is worth about $200.Now some students in Hancock County have started a “Copper for Copper” penny drive and area contractors are helping out, too. Kids at Mountain View school in Sullivan, Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan, Peninsula School in Winter Harbor and Connors-Emerson school in Bar Harbor are collecting the coins. So are three local businesses – Tideway in Hancock, The Trading Post in Franklin and Chester Pike’s Galley in Sullivan. Paul Hanna Plumbing of Belgrade Lakes and Broughman Builders in Ellsworth have offered to donate the copper pipes to finish the home.And No Frills Oil in Hancock is giving the family 250-gallons of fuel oil.