COVID-19 Update

See the most current COVID-19 updates here

Freeport Community Services action plan

Posted April 1, 2020

We want to thank a moment to thank our donors for the tremendous outpouring of support we have seen over the past two weeks as we all navigate through this rapidly evolving health climate. Your support has been more critical than ever in helping us serve our clients, who are an extremely vulnerable population in our community. While we continue to help, you, individually and as groups in our communities have found ways to support what we do and help your neighbors in need. We are continually amazed at what you are doing to help during this time. From donating farm fresh eggs, toilet paper, to donating online, each donation goes a long way to help our neighbors in need.

 

Essential Services Continue:

Food Pantry
Home delivery of food
BackPack Program,
School Food Program
Fuel Assistance
CMP Disconnect Notices
Emergency Assistance,
Medical Loan Closet,
Essential clothing /household items from our Thrift Shop.

If you need any of the essential services above, please call or e-mail Sarah Lundin at 865-3985 x. 205 or slundin@fcsmaine.org.
Please do not come to FCS at this time.

The following operations continue to be suspended:

Volunteers: Volunteers are asked NOT to report in for any of their shifts until further notice.
Transportation Program: will continue to be temporarily suspended. People who need emergency medical care should call 911.
The FCS Thrift Shop will continue to be closed.
Thrift Shop Donations: while we love the treasures from our community, we are not accepting donations at this time.
Community Center: will continue to be closed.

We do have some Thrift Shop items online via Ebay and Poshmark


We can all help. Even while staying distant, we can help. Here’s how:

  1. Ensure your personal safety by practicing social distancing, good hygiene including not touching your face and frequent handwashing. "This virus is highly contagious - and because people don't show symptoms for up to two weeks, anyone could be spreading it without realizing. When we all stay home today, we see fewer new cases tomorrow. By keeping our physical distance, we slow the spread. This protects those who are most at risk and the availability of the life-saving health care we all depend on."
  2. We are asking that you do not drop off Thrift Shop donations at this time. Out of an abundance of caution and our commitment to the health and well-being of our community, we are discouraging anyone from leaving donations at this time and hope to see you when we reopen.

Please Consider making an on-line financial gift to support our operations at this critical time. Your financial gift will have the greatest impact allowing us to direct your donation to the areas of greatest need at this time.

You may also make a donation by mail to:

Freeport Community Services, P. O. Box 119, Freeport, ME 04032

FCS services during COVID-19 shutdown

We are all in this together. At a safe and appropriate time, we will resume our normal activities and work together to rebuild a stronger, more resilient community.

Wishing you the best for your health and wellbeing.

Paula Paladino, M.A.

Executive Director

Also, continue to check our latest updates page, we will post our latest news and updates on the COVID-19 here:

This entry was posted in News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.