Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter Gets Matching Funds

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 years ago

The Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter is inching closer to their fundraising goal. Now thanks to a matching grant they’re hoping to their $2.7 million goal even sooner.They’re planning on building a new 40-bed facility at Colby Circle that will replace the current facility on Ticonic Street in Waterville.An anonymous donor has offered to match any donation up to $100,000.They’re about $200,000 away from their goal.The shelter’s Executive Director Betty Palmer says right now there’s a huge need for a new shelter. “We have 14 kids here on Ticonic Street and 7 single Mom’s. And we have 37 adults in the overflow at the First Baptist Church.”If you would like to make a donation you can mail it, or drop it off, at the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter at 28 Ticonic Street in Waterville.More information is available at their website. www.shelterme.org


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