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…

Building our coalition and volunteer team

Mobilize Katahdin began a little over a month 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 arise.  That coalition has now grown to nearly 30 members made up of local agencies who want to get involved and aid in…

A weekly update from our Resource Navigator

Thank you for taking the time to read the Mobilize Katahdin weekly newsletter as we strive to bring individuals and organizations together to realize shared goals in assisting those in our communities in need during this COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. One expansion of services I am pleased to see grow this week is the information sharing with local, medical and non-profit agency partners from around…

Mobilize Katahdin connects people with resources

Originally published in the Katahdin Region News, April 2, 2020 By Shelley Farrington KATAHDIN REGION – It’s not every day you find yourself in the middle of a pandemic but members of Mobilize Katahdin (MK) realize that the region-wide need for services and factual information has never been higher. The launch of the service last week couldn’t have come at…

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