UMFK holding virtual trivia game to aid students impacted by pandemic

FORT KENT, Maine — University of Maine at Fort Kent Foundation will host a virtual fundraising event on Friday to raise money for UMFK Cares, a fund to help students who have been financially impacted during the pandemic, according to UMFK Foundation officer Shannon Lugdon. 

The UMFK Cares Fund will provide assistance for housing, food, heating, travel, clothing, medical health, dental health, mental health or support for other emergency situations or basic needs for which UMFK students have no other source of funds.

“We have students who need assistance at all times, but with the recent situation with COVID-19 we have had a large increase in the number of students who are in need of financial resources to cover basic life needs,” UMFK’s dean of students, Matthew Morrin, said. 

The UMFK Cares Virtual Trivia Game will air on the UMFK Alumni Association and St. John Valley Live Facebook pages at 8 p.m. St. John Valley locals will compete against one another for the title of UMFK Cares Trivia Champion. There will be many opportunities to donate during the game, though one does not need to donate in order to watch the event.

“This fund will help to support them when they are most in need and vulnerable,” he said. “This support may be the difference that enables them to stay enrolled and ultimately complete their degree.”

For more information on how to give to the UMFK Cares Fund or to learn more about the trivia event, follow the UMFK Alumni Association Facebook page or contact Shannon Lugdon at 207-834-7800 or

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