Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Second Portland charity fuel fundraiser nets over $250 to heat homes
Adams hosts two fundraisers for heating assistance

State Rep. Herb Adams, who represents Portland’s Bayside and Parkside neighborhoods in the Maine House of Representatives, hosted a spaghetti dinner with the Bayside Neighborhood Association on Saturday, March 25 to raise funds for area families to help heat their homes this winter.

It was the second fundraiser that Adams has coordinated on the peninsula to raise funds for Governor Baldacci’s Keep ME Warm initiative. Baldacci founded “Keep ME Warm” in response to decreased funding from the federal government to Maine for home heating assistance. The diminished funding, coupled with drastic increases in the cost of heating fuel, would mean that fewer Maine families would have access to assistance this year.

The dinner, hosted at the Franklin Towers apartment complex on Congress Street, raised more than $250 to purchase oil for Portland households in need of aid. Adams raised more than $1,000 at the first fundraiser on February 18, which he coordinated with the Parkside Neighborhood Association. He said that he expected a smaller crowd in March, but the need for aid is still there.

In addition to the dinner, the First Parish Church on Congress Street has offered to donate half of their collection plate at this Sunday’s service to the Keep Me Warm initiative. Private donations are still being accepted at the People’s Regional Opportunity Program (PROP). For details on how to donate, contact Rep. Adams at 772-2565.

Tuesday,March 28th
Getting to know your candidates
at 6:30 PM at Reiche, will be the next general forum of the Portland League of Young Voters.

The League is debuting a new series "Getting to know your candidates" with special guest Anne Rand and Ben Meiklejohn from District 120 (Munjoy Hill, Downtown)
Potluck and Pizza will fill our bellies so come and join us!


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