Maine Seacoast Mission Volunteer Recruitment Message

Maine Seacoast Mission Volunteer Recruitment Message

This is what COMMUNITY looks like.

Maine is now facing the greatest food, isolation, and health care crisis in our generation.

Now may be the time to join the Mission as a volunteer and help your neighbors.

Since 1905 the Seacoast Mission has helped support some of Maine’s most isolated communities on the outer islands and along the Downeast coast.

And the Mission is here to help now — with the help of some timely volunteers. Maybe that’s you.

If you can make phonecalls to isolated seniors at home, deliver boxes of food to the driveways of folks who need them, or run necessary errands for those who can’t — you can help.

Get started now by sending an email to Resources@seacoastmission.org — or call 207-546-5860 and ask for the Volunteer Application.

Together we can make a difference.

MDIslander – Mission Works to Keep Islanders Connected, Safely

MDIslander – Mission Works to Keep Islanders Connected, Safely

L-R: Director Douglas Cornman, Director Sharon Daley, Steward Jillian

MDIslander
Mission works to keep islanders connected, safely
March 27, 2020 by Liz Graves on News, Waterfront

BAR HARBOR — In some ways, residents of unbridged island communities are ahead of the curve with the changes brought by the virus epidemic, since they already rely on remote and online connections for important services.

But in other ways, they’re especially vulnerable.

On March 13, the team of Maine Seacoast Mission staff that usually visits islands aboard the Sunbeam (or this year, the replacement Moonbeam while work is being done on the bigger boat) decided to suspend their regularly scheduled visits.

“Each island community has asked that people not come out to the islands (so they can) make the best use of what limited resources they have on the island,” said Doug Cornman, director of island outreach and chaplain. So we want to honor that … If people start to not feel well, this would decimate an island.”

Full story

Welcome Wyman’s to Thank You Thursday

Welcome Wyman’s to Thank You Thursday

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission is grateful for the support of so many — including companies, volunteers, and community partners. Today’s shout-out of Mission Love goes to Wyman’s.

Wyman’s is helping us help neighbors through funding for heating assistance, for food, and by providing vital supplies such as cleaning products.

We agree fully with Wyman’s leadership who told us, “Together we are all going to get through this, as we always do.”

This is what Community looks like.