Community Spirit

The Sexual Assault Crisis & Support line needs volunteer advocates

Volunteers are needed to train as Advocates for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine’s (SARSSM) 24-hour Crisis & Support Line.

Applications are now being taken for a free training session, beginning Wednesday May 4th, and concluding Wednesday May 25th. Held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., and two Saturdays, May 7th and 21st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 40-hour comprehensive training covers topics such as: the brain’s response to trauma; communication and listening skills; and victim advocacy.  “If you are someone who is willing to listen, who wants to have a rewarding experience, who cares and who wants to make a difference, this is a wonderful opportunity,” says Charlene Powell, SARSSM’s Crisis & Support Line Manager.

The 24-hour Crisis & Support Line assists callers in York and Cumberland counties. Volunteer Advocates work from home, have flexible hours, choose their shifts and do not need any experience.

York County EMA Well Check Registry Announcement

York County Emergency Management Agency will announce a new program that will be available for residents of York County that may require some assistance during a disaster or other wide spread emergency.  The York County Voluntary Well-Check Registry is a confidential system designed to maintain information by town of citizens  who have functional or mobility needs during an event local EMA Directors will have access to town specific listings and will be able to plan for assistance. 
On Wednesday March 30 at 2:00PM at York County Community Action facility 6 Spruce Street Sanford 2nd floor conference room at the  meeting of the York County District Public Health  Council  the program will be announced and will officially be available from local health care providers soon after the official announcement.   Many health care partners have been involved in the development of this program.  Several of the key individuals and agencies will be

The Old Orchard Beach High School Class of 2011 presents The George Hamm Comedy Showcase

The Old Orchard Beach High School Class of 2011 presents The George Hamm Comedy Showcase to benefit the class trip and class night (Project Graduation) activities.
 
The benefit will take place on Friday, April 1 at the OOB HS gym with doors opening at 6:30pm and the show at 7:00pm. This is a mature content event and middle school students must be accompanied by a parent/adult.
        
Tickets are on sale now at Captain’s Galley Restaurant in OOB, Brady Screenprint in Biddeford, Jimmy, The Greek’s in OOB, Jack Trull, Class Night Advisor at Old Orchard Beach HS and members of the Class of 2011 parent group. Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25.00.
        
Portland’s own George Hamm comes to the stage with his sarcastic look on life and all it has to offer.

York County Shelter Programs Selling Welcome Spring-Happy Easter Baskets

York County Shelter Programs Selling Welcome Spring-Happy Easter Baskets

York County Shelter Programs will once again be selling
Welcome Spring and Happy Easter baskets.  Proceeds
from the fundraiser will help support the food pantry and
the meals kitchens that the Shelter operates.
Students from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in
Dover will help assemble the homemade items for
the baskets.  Purchasers of the children's
Easter baskets (which cost $10) should indicate the age
and gender of the young recipient so the prepared basket
will be appropriate.

The Maine Coalition Against Human Trafficking/love 146

The Maine Coalition Against Human Trafficking/love 146

The Freedom Gala to benefit LOVE146

April 30, 6pm at The People's Choice Ballroom

 

 

The Lebanon Community will come together to help a neighbor in need

On Saturday, March 26th, the Lebanon Community will come together to help a neighbor in need. On February 26th, the Rousseau Family of North Rochester Road lost their house and all of their belongings to a fire.
 
We have planned a benefit bean supper on Saturday March 26th from 4pm to 8pm at the North Lebanon Second Baptist Church at the corner of Bakers Grant Road and Milton Mills Road in Lebanon.
 
We would love to have you come to this delicous meal featuring homemade beans, hot dogs, salads, homemade desserts and drinks.
 

In desperate need of funds, food and volunteers!

"Friends of Community Action Food Pantry" in Biddeford Maine is in desperate need of funds, food and volunteers.

Send checks to: Friends Food Pantry 4 Sunset Ave., Saco, Maine 04072
Phone: 207-282-4771 Hrs. Tues,Wed,Thur.9am-11am.