Volunteer effort helps older Mainers and their pets

BREWER, Maine (WABI) – Seniors in Maine who need support for their pets will get just that. Thanks to the charitable work of two fundraisers.

In Brewer, a garage sale offered many new toys, leashes and pet care products, with all proceeds going to the Furry Friends food bank.

All items available for purchase come from donations from businesses in the area.

Across the city, a similar event was held to raise funds for the same cause.

In Hermon, Girl Scout Troop 1344 worked hard to collect food and money for pets in need.

Although these savvy little entrepreneurs may have slightly overestimated the number of people who gave.

When asked how many people had come to donate, one of the Girl Scouts exclaimed “a hundred!” While another quickly replied with “a million”.

Now a million people certainly sounds great. But the food bank needs all the support it can get.

Kelly Adams, director of nutrition at the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, said: “Community support is paramount. For us, this is our only non-state or federally funded program. So we rely heavily on donations and fundraisers like these. And we really need people to continue to step up and support people in their community and help with donations and fundraisers like these to keep the program going.

If you missed the opportunity to help, there is still time. You can consult the food bank website to learn more.

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