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September 23, 2016

Congratulations, Senator!

Preble Street is very proud of Maine’s own Senator Susan Collins, recipient of the prestigious Bruce F. Vento Award. The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty created the Vento Award to recognize individuals or organizations who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to solutions to homelessness.

Preble Street Executive Director Mark Swann was in attendance at the award ceremony, and was surprised and honored when the Senator recognized Preble Street for our efforts to end homelessness, along with our partners in Lewiston, New Beginnings.

The NLCHP recognized the Senator for her work as chair of the committee for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, where she was instrumental in championing a bipartisan appropriations bill that included $2.3 billion in Homeless Assistance Grants, $40 million of which was targeted for coordinated solutions to youth homelessness.

Congratulations, Senator Collins, and thank you for all you do for the people of Maine and this nation!

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September 18, 2016

Positively Maine: Mark Swann

Tory Ryden created Positively Maine in response to the explosion of negative, troubling and worry-inducing news stories that infiltrate all air waves. The show is an hour-long and features no vitriolic arguments–rather, inspirational, informative stories that motivate and, the goal is, uplift. We feature individuals, groups and companies from every pocket of this great state that are making a difference.

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July 22, 2016

Free meals for children

The Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative (PSMHI) provides hunger relief to children during the summer at free summer meal sites positioned throughout Cumberland County. This year, Windham once again has a site of its own. Free lunch is served to children aged 5-18 from Monday through Friday, weather dependent, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Dundee Park, off Presumpscot Road.

Michelle Lamm, PSMHI program manager, said Windham has had summer meal sites previously, but was not able to find a site last year. This year, Goodwill NNE Americorp VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer Danielle DiCenzo worked with several key players in Windham and Westbrook to get the site up and running.

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