Similar programs in Maine
Land in Common
Land in Common has been working on the Maine Land Share Project match land seekers and land owners in an intentional and mutually beneficial way. If you are interested in getting involved, fill out one of these forms – whether Seeking Land or have some Land to Offer.
Hour Exchange Portland
Hour Exchange Portland members share their talents and services, record their hours, then ’spend’ them later on services they want.
Mobilize Katahdin is a coalition of partners in the Katahdin Region dedicated to organizing mutual aid efforts and connecting people to accurate information and local resources.
Maine Acts of Kindness: Effort provides thousands of free meals for the needy
Cooking for Community, a grass-roots initiative started in response to the coronavirus pandemic, has forged a network of local farms, restaurants and social-service agencies. In five weeks, Cooking for Community has raised over $215,000 in donations, growing from two restaurants to nine and serving meals to people from eight different social networks. It went from serving 450 meals the first week to 2,215 last week.
"Maine Needs," a Facebook group, helps families with donations of food, household cleaning items or cash.
The Facebook group, "Maine Needs," now has 5,912 members and, aided by The Point Community Center in South Portland, recently delivered 400 kits of food, hygiene products and cleaning materials to needy families in Greater Portland. They also put together and donated 70 care kits to In Her Presence, an initiative for women from minority communities in Maine.
Maine community health centers to share $4.7 million for COVID-19 testing
Community health centers across Maine will share $4.7 million in federal money to buy, administer and expand capacity for COVID-19 testing. The money will go to 18 rural health centers and programs from Kittery, in York County, to Eagle Lake, in Aroostook County. Funds come from the $480 billion federal CARES Act, which includes $25 billion for COVID-19 testing. Health experts have said that extensive testing is the key to gauging the spread of the virus and having more informed data to help open the economy.