Weekly Update from Shelly

Mobilize Katahdin was created when a coalition of concerned community members gathered to discuss ways to help our friends and neighbors with their immediate needs as they arise from the COVID-19 pandemic.  That coalition has now grown to over 30 members made up of local agencies who want to get involved and aid in the assistance to local residents.  Members of the coalition meet virtually bi-weekly…

Weekly update from Shelly

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…

Weekly update from the Resource Navigator

I hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the beautiful weather we are experiencing this week.  Mobilize Katahdin continues to assist those who request help, and is reaching out to others to offer our services.  Several non-profit organizations have received assistance from Mobilize Katahdin to enable them to continue to do the good work they are involved with to help residents in need…

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…

Thank you to our volunteers and partners

Mobilize Katahdin’s steering team and volunteers have been busy this week as we continue to build a network to aid and assist local residents from the Katahdin Region with the needs they have arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Volunteers – Thanks to a generous donation of homemade face masks from Louise Ellis-Grant, Barbara Binotto and Shel Sherman, we now…

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