Portland, ME – Catholic Charities Maine is pleased to announce it has received a Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund grant from United Way of Greater Portland to support its Relief & Hope Emergency Services program. The funds will support families and individuals who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
“With so many Mainers now out of work, these funds are critical and will help us give a hand up to folks in their time of greatest need by providing the most basic of life’s essentials — letting them know we’re all in this together,” said Michael Smith, Catholic Charites’ Director of Mission.
“Thanks to the generosity of our community, we were able to quickly distribute money to organizations like Catholic Charities Maine to support individuals and families who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19,” said Liz Cotter Schlax, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Portland. “We look forward to partnering with Catholic Charities Maine to ensure basic needs and essentials are available to vulnerable households despite the challenging circumstances facing our community.”
About Catholic Charities Maine
Since 1946, Catholic Charities Maine has provided high-quality, community-based, social services to people of all faiths, beliefs, and economic backgrounds. As one of the largest human service agencies in the state, we are committed to helping children and adults overcome adversity and achieve self-sufficiency. More than .92 of every dollar we receive goes directly to serving our neighbors in need. To learn more, please visit www.ccmaine.org or call 1-800-781-8550.
About United Way of Greater Portland
For over 90 years, United Way of Greater Portland has served and strengthened Greater Portland by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Today, we are uniting individuals and organizations around our community’s shared vision, Thrive2027, three 10-year goals to improve education, financial stability, and health for every person in Greater Portland. United, with community partners, we build sustainable solutions that achieve long-term results and help our community thrive. We encourage everyone to be part of the change. To give, volunteer, advocate, or learn more, visit unitedwaygp.org.
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