Care & Comfort and the employees of our Bangor Branch recently presented a gift to Habitat for Humanity and St. Paul the Apostle Parish who are partnering to build a new home in Bangor. Located on an Ohio Street parcel of land which the Parish donated, the house will become home to a single mother and her daughter. If all goes according to plans, the family will celebrate the Holidays in a home of their own for the first time.
In addition to their gift of land, parishioners have raised funds and received donations of building supplies to cover all construction costs. Skilled and non-skilled volunteers from the community and the Parish have committed their time, talents and resources to the actual building process.
"We are pleased to present this gift in support of a community-wide effort that will provide a permanent, affordable, safe and healthy home for a young family," said Mike Stair our COO during the presentation. “When selecting this partnership to receive a grant from our Jeans Fund, our staff not only wanted to assist with the building of a house, but also acknowledge the efforts of the project''s volunteers, donors, and supporters. We often hear "it takes a village," and we want to thank our neighbors - the villagers - for positively changing lives," he added.
This gift was made possible through The Jeans Fund, an ongoing collaborative fundraising effort between Care & Comfort and our employees. Every Friday is Jean Day, and staff may leave their usual work attire at home and wear jeans for a donation. The agency then matches every dollar raised, and the employees of each branch select their local beneficiary semi-annually.