PRESQUE ISLE---Members of the social action commission at Parish of the Precious Blood in Caribou recently hit television screens across Aroostook County to raise awareness for people struggling to keep their homes warm and to offer their own assistance in the process.
On November 2, representatives from the Parish of the Precious Blood, including pastor David Raymond, appeared on the “Heating Homes with Helping Hands Telethon” on WAGM-TV in Presque Isle and donated $3,000 to the cause.
The telethon raises money to provide immediate support to local families and seniors who find themselves in emergency situations without heating fuel or other assistance, often in below zero temperatures. The event raised $43,000 in one day.
The social action commission at Parish of the Precious Blood is named H.O.P.E. (“Helping Our People Eagerly), and its mission is to raise funds for people in need and work collaboratively with social service agencies in the County.
Pictured above making the donation during the telethon are (left to right): Janet Rohn; Fr. Agustin Sebasthiyan, HGN; Anita Dickinson; Kim Rohn; Fr. David Raymond, pastor of the Parish of the Precious Blood; Dot Cyr, chairperson of H.O.P.E.; Shawn Cunningham, WAGM-TV; Janet Beckwith; Mary Rohn Green; Fr. Nehru Stephen Savarayia, HGN; and Bob LeBlanc.
For more information on how to help those in need of heating assistance in the County, click here.