Project GRACE and its partners, including the Scarborough Fire and Police Departments, Scarborough Public Library, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Kiwanis, Volunteers in Police Service, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion, Town of Scarborough, Buy Local Scarborough, and Boy Scout Troop 47 hosted another successful community-spirited "Rally to Keep Our Neighbors Warm." >>View Pictures
Despite the freezing cold and a blizzard warning, dozens of hearty souls turned out for the rally to show their neighbors some love on a frigid Valentine's morning, raising funds for fuel assistance for their neighbors. It was just 3 degrees outside, but inside the Oak Hill fire station there was plenty of warmth and good cheer.
"We're just trying to make sure no one is left in the cold, and we are deeply thankful to all who came to the Rally or made a gift to the fuel fund." says Project GRACE's executive director, Steffi Cox. "This is a good town, with many compassionate and caring people, who know it's important to look out for one another. When it comes down to it, it's not hard to be the change, to do something meaningful, to give a lift to someone else. And this Rally shows it can be fun, too."
In three short hours, the groups raised close to $7,800 with a raffle and bake sale, bottle and can collection, and even a drive-through the fire house to give on the fly. And just in time: more sub-zero arctic temperatures are heading our way.
Missed the rally? You can give to the fuel fund online at projectgracemaine.org or by mailing your donation to Project GRACE, PO Box 6846, Scarborough, Maine 04074.