United Way of Mid Coast Maine’s campaign for the community will be launched Tuesday, September 12, at the Maine Maritime Museum. “Moving Forward Together” is the Campaign theme, following on last year’s theme celebrating United Way’s 60th anniversary.
“We know that the only way we can truly all move forward and meet community needs is if individual donors step forward and increase their giving, and new donors join us to change lives,” said Campaign Chair Bill Brillant. “We need everyone’s help.”
“United Way is moving forward by addressing emerging needs such as treatment for opioid addiction and at-home nursing care for elders, and by investing in babies and young children to create long-lasting change,” said Brillant. “United Way is also the best way to make sure our neighbors in need get the immediate, critical help they need to improve their financial stability, education, and health.”
Brillant is Customer Service Manager for Downeast Energy. He has served on United Way’s Campaign Cabinet, Board, and Basic Needs Solutions Council. Many years ago he served as a campaign Loaned Executive. Brillant is also Chair of Save Our Swinging Bridge in Topsham, member and past President of the Topsham Expresso Rotary, and has been active in many community organizations and initiatives.
This year’s Campaign Cabinet also includes: Steve Cornish, Karen Race, and Bob Murray of Bath Iron Works, Bryan Campbell of Mechanics Savings Bank, Brian Wilson, Steve Bailey of the Maine School Management Association, Dave Millar of Riley Insurance Agency, Tyler Zamore of Bath Savings Institution, Richard Price of First Advisors, Kelly Holbrook of LincolnHealth, Kim Watson of Mid Coast Senior Health Center, Chris Szalay of SEARCH – Greater Bath, Mark Waltz of the Brunswick Police Department, Stacy Frizzle of People Plus, and Bob Beaumont of CHANS Hospice.
Anyone who has not typically been reached by United Way is encouraged to be part of the community-wide campaign by calling the office at 443-9752. The generosity of the Mid Coast community made it possible last year for approximately 20,000 people to receive needed help through United Way’s 38 partner agencies. United Way volunteers also work on initiatives to address root causes of problems and advance long-lasting solutions for Mid Coast Maine.
The Campaign Kick-off is sponsored by Mid Coast Hospital and will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. There will be refreshments, announcement of the goal, and informal remarks by community volunteers. All interested members of the public are invited to attend the Kick-off. To rsvp call United Way at 443-9752 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way of Mid Coast Maine’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. For more information on results of giving, check the website: www.uwmcm.org.