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Holiday Giving at 84 Middle Street

December 30, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — Despite the financial hardships that all Maine residents and Maine businesses face each and every winter, the professionals at the offices of 84 Middle Street still made it priority to help those in need during the cold months in our great state.

In a clothing drive organized by independent business consultant Joshua Wolfe, hats, scarves, gloves, as well as additional funds to be directly donated were collected and delivered to Preble Street, a Portland-based nonprofit that works to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems.

“Mainers have always helped those in need; it is a tradition we all must work to continue, said Scott Lalumiere, owner of Milk Street Capital, LLC and MECAP, LLC.

The businesses at 84 Middle Street encourage others in the community to remember those in circumstances less fortunate than themselves and make the gesture of giving.

“Regardless of the how or why or who’s to ‘blame,’ one thing is certain; it is getting very cold outside. Forget your political or social stance on the issue and consider making a philanthropic gesture on the sole fact that there are people sleeping outside during the winter months in our great, but very cold, state,” said Wolfe.

“I am more than happy with the response from the professionals at the offices of 84 Middle Street and hope that other business owners and business professionals in Maine see this action as a reminder of the social responsibility we all have as members of the community. A special thank you to Peoples Law, Keller Williams Commercial, Hugo’s Restaurant, Eventide Oyster Co., The Honey Paw, Sullivan Multi Family Realty, MECAP, LLC, Milk Street Capital, LLC, and New England Credit Consultants for giving to those in need during a time that is financially challenging for all Maine residents.”

If you would like to donate to the Preble Street please contact them directly at 207-775-0026 or visit the website at www.preblestreet.org to learn more.