Maine Gives Back


Down East






Profiles of six Mainers, doing their part to make the state better. Paul Trovarello leads a faith-based addiction recovery program in Machias. Matt Dexter founded the Christine B. Foundation when he was just 13. The foundation provides grocery packages to cancer patients. Retired library administrator Linda Holtslander has barely taken a day off (by choice) in the three years she has been volunteering at Portland's Preble Street Resource Center. Partners for World Health founder Elizabeth McLellan used to collect unused and discarded medical supplies and ship it to places in need; during the pandemic the organization was able to supply local hospitals with some beds and ventilators. Portland's Rose Barboza launched the website called Black Owned Maine while furloughed during the pandemic. The site hopes to boost visibility for the 4% of Mainers who identify as Black or mixed race. In Milbridge, Chris Kuhni founded Incredible Edible Milbridge to address the need for healthy food and exercise opportunities for local residents.


Volunteers, Altruism, Voluntarism

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