Habitat for Humanity is hosting informational meetings on September 14, 24, and 28 in Portland, Freeport, and Windham for those interested in owning a Habitat for Humanity home.
Please click on this link to view their flyer describing these meetings, along with specifics about their times and locations.
As you probably already know, the propane explosion on Gables Drive destroyed a number of nearby houses as well. One of the residents of the affected units is currently staying with her daughter out of town, but would prefer to be back in Yarmouth, a town she loves.
If you know of any dog-friendly rental housing in Yarmouth that might available for the next twelve months or so, please send an e-mail to YCAN@ycan.info and we will pass along the information.
Over the past two years, the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry has assisted as few as 79 people in a month, and as many as 187. Since the number of people helped varies considerably from month to month, the chart below shows a 3 month average of the data to smooth things out a bit:
The need for assistance has grown fairly steadily over the past two years, culminating with an average of 160 people being helped each month for the last three months of 2012.
Thank you to all those who have contributed food, other items, funds, or time to help meet the needs of our community! The people visiting the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, as well as those managing it, appreciate your help very much. We all look forward to both your continuing support and better economic times.
Sign up NOW at Yarmouth Town Hall to Stand In for Dick, Nat, Steve, or Ted during the Freeze Out on February 16/17.
Donations to the Yarmouth causes this supports (the Fuel Fund and Food Pantry) in the form of cash/checks and/or non-perishable food items are welcome at any time, including during the Freeze Out itself.
Click on the “About/Contact Us” link above for contact information if you have questions, or the “Want To Help” link for information about making donations.
Stop in at the Royal Bean for “10% Tuesday” on December 4th, and they will give 10% of the day’s proceeds to the Yarmouth Fuel Assistance Fund.
The more you buy, the warmer we’ll all feel.
Thanks to a generous donation from People’s United Bank, the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce will be donating the proceeds from the raffle of a new 32GB iPad 4G (with Wi-Fi and cellular – valued at $729) to the Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) Fuel Fund.
Raffle tickets cost only $10 each, and may be purchased at
– the Chamber office
– any Chamber event
– the Chamber’s Boast ‘n Toast Auction
The raffle drawing will take place at the Boast ‘n Toast auction, which starts at 5 pm on Wednesday, December 5th, at the Muddy Rudder restaurant on Route 1.
Even if you are not in the market for an iPad, please spread the word to your friends and acquaintances, as 100% of the iPad raffle proceeds will go to the YCAN Fuel Assistance Fund.