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MOUNT DESERT LEADS THE WAY WITH “I WILL” MAINE CAMPAIGN PLEDGES

October 4th, 2011

PRESS RELEASE

September 8, 2011

Maine Commission for Community Service
Augusta, Maine

MOUNT DESERT LEADS THE WAY WITH "I WILL" MAINE CAMPAIGN PLEDGES

AUGUSTA - Just one week after the "I Will" campaign launched, and with just three more days to go, the Maine Commission for Community Service announced that Maine residents have pledged over 6000 hours in honor of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th.  The top four locations in number of hours pledged so far are Mt. Desert with over 2000 pledged hours, Farmington with over 1800 pledged hours, Norridgewock with nearly 1000 pledged hours, and Benton with over five hundred pledged hours.

Pledge cards will be handed out at over 35 separate events and locations in the next three days.  There will be cards at Farmers Markets in Damariscotta, Camden, Portland, Augusta, Belgrade, and Waterville.  The Maine Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, has projects in seventeen different locations, including Augusta, Kittery, Wells, and Swans Island, among others.  Another organization providing projects across the state from Rockport to Ft. Fairfield is the Great Strides AmeriCorps program of Goodwill Northern New England.  Cards will be available in all ninety Maine libraries, courtesy of the Maine Library Association, and volunteers will be distributing cards this weekend at the Portland Maine Mall and the Freeport Flag Ladies 9/11 event.

If you want more information on locations of events, use this link to scan places, dates and times where pledge cards will be available:  http://www.volunteermaine.org/911-pledge-card-locations/.  To make your pledge online, go to www.volunteermaine.org and click on the 9/11" I Will" Campaign link.  For more information, you can call Eileen Buzzello at the Maine Commission for Community Service, 207-624-6249.