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Mask Up for ME– Katahdin

A group of concerned citizens from the Katahdin Region gathered in late February when they identified needs in our region stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.  A coalition was formed, and Mobilize Katahdin was created to help our friends and neighbors with their immediate needs.  Members of that coalition continue to meet virtually each month to receive updates, discuss needs and brainstorm ways to better serve those in the Katahdin…

Weekly update from our Resource Navigator

A group of concerned citizens from the Katahdin Region gathered when they identified needs in our region stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.  A coalition was formed, and Mobilize Katahdin was created to help our friends and neighbors with their immediate needs as they arise.  That coalition has now grown to over 40 members made up of local agencies who want to get involved and aid in the…

Weekly update from our Resource Navigator

Mobilize Katahdin began a over two months ago when a group of concerned citizens from the Katahdin Region identified needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.  A coalition was formed, and Mobilize Katahdin was created to help our friends and neighbors with their immediate needs as they arose.  That coalition has now grown to nearly 40 members made up of local agencies, businesses and community members who want to get…

EAAA commodity box program provides supplemental food

Originally published in the Katahdin Region News By Shelley Farrington KATAHDIN REGION – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit people’s income and access to food and other household staples; citizens are relying more and more on assistance programs for help. Eastern Area Agency on Aging (EAAA) operates numerous aid programs in the region including a commodity food box program…

Katahdin Higher Education Center offers free CNA class

Originally published in the Katahdin Region News By Shelley Farrington KATAHDIN REGION – The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much loss and created great hardships for families and businesses. However, out of tremendous loss has grown opportunities. Katahdin Higher Education Center Director Deb Rountree announced a great opportunity being afforded area residents who are interested in a new job, a change…

Elks partner with Mobilize Katahdin for grant purchases

Originally published in the Katahdin Region News on May 14, 2020 By Shelley Farrington KATAHDIN REGION – The Millinocket Elks Lodge 1521 is working with Mobilize Katahdin (MK) to purchase and provide hard to get necessities for local residents said MK Resource Navigator Shelly Blaisdell. According to Blaisdell, Kristy Allen, publicity officer for the Elks contacted her to let her…

Mobilize Katahdin Phone Buddies program a great way to reach out

Originally published in the Katahdin Region News By Shelley Farrington KATAHDIN REGION – Mobilize Katahdin continues its work to help citizens from Millinocket to Sherman. With all the social distancing and self-isolating there is a genuine concern for citizens who are shut-in, have no family locally or are just lonely. MK Resource Navigator Shelly Blaisdell said a program called Phone…

Where we started, where we are now

Mobilize Katahdin began when a group of concerned citizens from the Katahdin Region identified needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.  A coalition was formed, and Mobilize Katahdin began to help our friends and neighbors with immediate needs that arise.  That coalition is made up of local agencies who want to get involved in assistance to local residents.  Members of the coalition meet virtually each week to receive updates, discuss needs…

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