Downeast ME Tiny House Project Update – Septic System Installed

Downeast ME Tiny House Project Update – Septic System Installed

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The septic system being installed today. American Concrete Industries, Bangor, ME donated the septic tank. John Goodwin (John Goodwin, Jr. Construction) who has done all the grounds work. County Concrete donated the stone, gravel, and all of the materials.

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Downeast ME Tiny House Update – Groundbreaking!

Downeast ME Tiny House Update – Groundbreaking!

Milbridge ME — On Tuesday October 22, 2019, John Goodwin Jr. Construction, Southwest Harbor, ME started groundbreaking work on our Tiny House’s land in Milbridge. A heavy equipment operator, and an employee with a chainsaw spent the day prepping the land our Veteran will soon call home.

Our next phase will involve a septic system and concrete crew. If you’d like to become one of our sponsors please contact Bobbi Ann Harris at 664-2424.

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Down East Stories of Giving Back – Maine Seacoast Mission

Down East Stories of Giving Back – Maine Seacoast Mission

Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman visiting with Maine unbridged island students. (Photo by Tristan Spinski.)

Stories of Giving Back
Maine’s nonprofit community provides helping hands wherever there’s need, and offer much to say thanks for this season.downeast.com

Hope Floats
By land and by sea, Maine Seacoast Mission offers a lifeline to residents of islands and Down East coastal communities.

From the moment Brenda Clark stepped foot on Isle au Haut, she loved the feeling of peacefulness she felt there — surrounded by ocean, 6 miles from the mainland. Her love of island life hasn’t ebbed in the two decades since she moved. But now that Clark is 65, it has gotten more complex. Getting medical attention off-island can be expensive and time-consuming. “It can be a real hardship,” Clark says.

For Clark and other year-round islanders, Maine Seacoast Mission offers a critical lifeline. Its M/V Sunbeam V, a 74-foot floating support vessel, stops on 10 unbridged islands regularly providing food, fellowship, and healthcare. Sunbeam Steward Jillian serves meals. Island Outreach Director and Chaplain Douglas Cornman offers counseling, activities, and classes. Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN performs routine health screenings, hosts telemedicine visits with primary care doctors and other medical professionals, and she comes ashore to visit homebound islanders.

Director Daley is also active with several island health workers in helping island elderly have the option of aging in place within their communities. Daley hosts an annual Island Elder Care Conference sponsored by Maine Seacoast Mission

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Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Update – Tiny Home, Big Dream

Downeast Maine Tiny House Project Update – Tiny Home, Big Dream

OCTOBER 18, 2019 BY SUE
Tiny Home, Big Dream

Marlborough, MA – On October 7th, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School hosted a press conference for our Tiny House Project. Representatives from each of the project’s partners, C.F. Adams, Maine Seacoast Mission, and Downeast Community Partners, were in attendance. Also, several local news stations attended and reported on this great community project.

The press conference was held to acknowledge the Assabet students for the work they have accomplished and are continuing to do on the tiny house, as well as provide a project update. Scott Shaw, with Maine Seacoast Mission, spoke about how the project’s partnerships were formed, how the project became a reality, and how much has been learned along the way. The tiny house idea started out on a napkin a couple of years ago, and it’s nearing completion. The target delivery date is Veterans Day.

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