Downeast, Wendy Takes on a New Mission

by | Jan 5, 2022 | News

Wendy Harrington photographed in 2021 on the Downeast Campus, Cherryfield.
Wendy Harrington photographed in 2021 on the Downeast Campus, Cherryfield.

From the desk of Melvin D. Adams III, Downeast Director

On December 31st , longtime educator, advocate, and community leader Wendy Harrington retired as Director of Service Programs. She has taken a new role working with Downeast youth, and fortunately, she will not be far from the Downeast Campus. I am excited to announce that Wendy will continue as our Scholarship Program Coordinator. One can hear the enthusiasm in her voice as she works with our scholars. It is thrilling to have her continue the Mission’s important work.

Wendy’s legacy includes building the Mission’s education and family focused programs. She has touched every program including EdGE, Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP), and the food pantry. Her commitment Downeast is illustrated by her deep connections with regional partners and community members—people she would call friends and family. During Covid-19, she was instrumental in ensuring youth, families, and seniors had access to food. Peek at Wendy talking and cooking at DETOP and one begins to understand the depth of her work and devotion. It is this deep commitment to the friends, families, and communities that makes Wendy so special. 

Wendy has put her heart, soul, and passion into Maine Seacoast Mission. We are stronger because of her advocacy and dedication. Please join me in thanking Wendy for her nearly 20 years of service. We wish her well on this new journey.

To learn more about Mission Scholarships, please visit the program profile or reach out to Wendy directly.