In The Community
Hops For Heat - To benefit keepMEwarm
Hosted at Fore River Brewing Company and sponsored by Landing Real Estate, this was an evening of socializing, networking and good times with a 50/50 and raffle items all to benefit keepMEwarm.
keepMEwarm is a statewide partnership of the 10 United Ways in Maine and the 10 Community Action Programs to supplement fuel assistance programs.
Your support can help our friends and neighbors stay safe and warm in their homes this winter.
Keep ME Warm provides emergency heating assistance through a statewide partnership of Maine’s United Ways and Community Action Agencies. Donations are distributed through a formula based on federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) percentages and population, and are used to assist individuals directly, or designated to local organizations that provide emergency fuel assistance, including faith-based programs and nonprofit agencies. Keep ME Warm is the only statewide fuel assistance fundraising effort in the state of Maine.
The need for heating assistance in Maine has increased significantly in the last few years, driven by high heating oil prices and decreased federal funding, combined with changes to federal guidelines that have made over 4,000 Mainers ineligible for LIHEAP. Thousands of Mainers are faced with choosing between heating their homes and basic needs like food and medicine.
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Photography by Dave Dostie