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One Aroostook reports progress in helping family

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The One Aroostook team, a collaboration of the Aroostook County Action Program Community Development Committee and the United Way of Aroostook, reported Wednesday, Oct. 10, that a local family has now found a permanent home.

“Thanks to all of your generous support, whether in the form of donations, or sharing their story, we are pleased to let you know we have met the need for our fire-displaced family in search of permanent housing. They are working with their ACAP Family Coach to transition from their camper into their new residence,” One Aroostook officials stated via email.

One Aroostook reported Oct. 4 that a summer fire had forced a young family out of their housing and into a camper temporarily. With colder weather coming, the family had found potential housing and saved enough for a security deposit, but needed emergency funds for a first month’s rent. One Aroostook asked community supporters for assistance, and as of Oct. 9 had received $275 toward the needed amount.

On Oct. 10 they had received the remainder of the $700 needed. The family will now be in permanent housing before winter.

For more information, email OneAroostoook@acap-me.org.

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