Mobilize Katahdin - COVID -19 Community Response
Project Leaders: Mobilize Katahdin Coalition
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. Modelled after other quick community responses within Maine, Mobilize Katahdin contributions will be used to support our Katahdin region community members impacted by COVID-19. This community support fund will be used to help neighbors whose households are facing economic crisis due to employers closing or needing to stay home from work to care for children while schools are closed.
Already, we are seeing hardship in our communities and know that assistance with fuel costs, groceries, and household cleaning supplies are needed. We are initiating this fund in anticipation of needs rising in the coming weeks and months.
Funds will be disbursed to individuals and organizations that directly provide services to people in need. Examples include: Local food pantries, organizations that assist with fuel deliveries, and local grocery stores. If you know of a service provider that can help get goods and services to people that need them, please share contact information with our Resource Navigator, Shelly Blaisdell.
Learn more, get assistance, or get involved by filling out our forms, emailing us at info [at] mobilizekatahdin [dot] org or calling our warm-line at 207-370-1581. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.
If you would like to speak directly with our Resource Navigator, Shelly Blaisdell, call us at 207-370-1581 or email her at: shelly [at] millinocketmemoriallibrary [dot] org
Our coalition is made up of many organizations throughout the Katahdin Region committed to compiling resources and responding to emerging needs in our community. Our coalition includes:
• Town of East Millinocket
• Town of Medway
• Town of Millinocket
• Town of Island Falls
• Town of Patten
• Town of Sherman
• Baxter State Park
• Elliotsville Foundation, Inc.
• Katahdin Chamber of Commerce
• Millinocket Memorial Library
• Millinocket Fire Department
• Millinocket Police Department
• Millinocket Regional Hospital
• Millinocket Schools
• Our Katahdin
• Thrive Penobscot
• UMA East Millinocket Center
• Eastern Area Agency on Aging
• Good Shepherd Food Bank
• Katahdin Region Higher Education Center
• Outdoor Sport Institute
• and the list is growing... please contact Shelly if you would like to join the coalition