Organization Collecting Household Items for Those Transitioning into their Own Homes 

Basic household items are things many take for granted.But for folks transitioning from the Bangor Homeless Shelter into their own homes, it can be daunting to come up with the necessities.A local group called “Welcome to Housing” wants to help.This weekend you’ll find members outside Mardens in Brewer collecting household items, anything from pots and pans to bedding and personal care items.”If you think how tight money can be for somebody that’s just starting out all over again they might not have a job, they might not be getting a social security check right away. We’re basically trying to lighten the load financially. In other words when they start out we try to outfit them,” said Welcome to Housing Volunteer, Chris Olsen.If you’d like to donate, you’ll find volunteers outside Mardens in Brewer Saturday from ten to four.