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“Super” Support for the United Way, from the Bangor Y 

Every year, the employees at the Bangor Y raise money for the United Way of Eastern Maine, which provides them with a lot of support for their local programs.On Thursday, during a Halloween costume party, their fundraising took a creative turn– when suddenly, Superman appeared.”Superman,” also known as Bangor Y CEO, Mike Seile, was quickly captured by villains and taken to the roof of the Y, where he was to be kept until the employees raised more money for United Way.Folks say it was all in good fun, but also say it’s important to support the United Way since they do so much to help children, families and seniors with basic needs.”Without that money, we couldn’t reach as many people as we do in the community,” says Lacey Wright with the Bangor Y.”And we’re staying up here until we get 10 percent more participants over last year. Every gift, no matter how small or large, makes a big difference in this community,” says “Superman” Seile, from the roof.The United Way helps fund Bangor Y programs which support childcare, youth at risk, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, women’s health and more.