BAR HARBOR, ME — This week’s Thank you Thursday shout-out of Mission Love goes to Women for Healthy Rural Living (WHRL), a partner on so many levels in strengthening community. WHRL is part of the Downeast Roots collaboration leveraging resources to help families thrive, an organizer of diaper drives to offer food pantry patrons, an animator of Incredible Edible Milbridge, and a provider of range of educational programs that illustrate how WHRL is a passionate and persistent advocate for health and wellness!
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CHERRYFIELD, ME — Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington recently announced the Mission’s collaboration with a new group called Downeast Roots; “a group of local organizations who promote each other’s work, share resources, and work together on projects for the benefit of our community,” according to the group web site.
Other member groups are the Women’s Health Resource Library, Maine Outdoor School, TREE, Mano en Mano, and the Milbridge Public Library.
The purpose of Downeast Roots is to promote collaboration among Downeast area organizations in order to strengthen our overall impact. We are committed to fostering a strong sense of belonging while ensuring that our community is a place where people, their cultural identities, and the environment thrive. We draw on the strengths of our relationships within our communities to strive towards a deeper understanding of adversity and practices that build resilient and dynamic solutions to complex, modern challenges.