Jeff Bezos Foundation Makes Historically Massive Donation to Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
It's been quite a week of massive donations here in Central Maine. Earlier this week the Charlie's Family of Dealerships announced the first installment of what will be a $2 million donation to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society.
Today we're learning of another massive donation coming into Waterville at the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. According to the Kennebec Journal, the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund, created by Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos.
The donation of $750,000 will be the largest of its kind ever made to the shelter and will move mountains for the team that runs the shelter. According to Mid-Maine CEO, Katie Spencer White, though this donation is still huge, the shelter will still continue to pursue more funding from other avenues.
The first thing the shelter will do with the donation money is seek out a 'suitable building' in Waterville that they can convert to a shelter where each family has their own space while converting the Colby Street shelter to accommodate single people and couples with no children.
The Colby Street location currently has to separate families that come in due to there being a different living quarters for women and children.
If you're interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the shelter to help them in their mission of ending homelessness, just click here!
Viral Maine TikTok-er Scammed Out of Thousands of Dollars
Why is this doublewide on 1.2 acres in Maine selling for $250,000.00?
Plan your Northern Maine snowmobiling adventure with this Air Bnb at the entrance of Baxter State Park
Do you have our free radio station app yet? If not, it's the perfect way to request a song, talk to the DJs, enter exclusive contests and to stay up to date with everything that's happening in and around Central Maine and the world. When you download it, make sure you turn on the push notifications so that we can send you exclusive content and local breaking news that you need to know about first. Just enter your mobile number below and we'll send a download link right to your mobile device. After that, you can download for free and immediately begin accessing all kinds of exclusive content tailored just for you. Give it a try and stay connected with us!