Salute To Seniors: Maine Man Dedicates Life To Putting An End To Hunger
As a part of our American Senior Magazine "Salute To Seniors Wall Of Fame," we have been highlighting a different senior every week, who played a part in making New England a wonderful place to live. This week, we want to salute Charlie Frair from Portland, Maine. He was nominated by her sister, Heidi.
Charlie Frair dedicates his life to serving others. His desire to put an end to hunger within Maine and throughout the world has led him to serve multiple roles supporting this cause. In 1976, he organized the "End of Hunger Run," a relay race which began on June 29th in Eastport, Maine and ended on July 4th in Washington, DC to deliver a message to the White House, bringing awareness and support to ending hunger. He also served as founder and executive director of Partners in Ending Hunger for 21 years. In his spare time, Charlie volunteered to lead seminars for Landmark Education bringing growth and development training to over 10,000 Landmark graduates over 15 years. Charlie is also an avid member of the Portland Rotary Club and has been an active Rotarian for more than 30 years. Most recently, Charlie acted as co-chair and production manager for the Portland Rotary Club’s annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon. He was responsible for organizing sponsors, guest speakers and meals for hundreds of people wishing to recognize military veterans for their service to our country. And whenever possible, Charlie helps his sister Heidi care for their aging father. Charlie is a man of service, an inspiration to many and a great friend.
Each week, HOM will be featuring a different senior who has made New England a better place to live. Nominate a special senior in your life to tell his/her story. They can be a relative, friend, neighbor or someone else you know. You can even nominate yourself. The featured senior will receive a $50 gift card to use at an area mall, and a one year subscription to American Senior magazine. They'll also be invited to a luncheon here at Townsquare Media, honoring all of the seniors we're saluting.
Here are HOM's featured seniors so far: