Mainers Helping Mainers: Giant Benefit Auction Taking Place Saturday May 3rd for “Ride with Pride” Program Helping the Disabled

April 18th, 2014

On Saturday May 3rd, Waldo Community Action Partners’ transportation program will host a giant benefit auction for the “Ride with Pride” program, a vital part of the effort to integrate disabled populations into the community by assisting with the costs of transportation for visiting, shopping, medical appointments, errands, church, work, or wherever people with disabilities need to go.

The live auction event will take place at the Blue Goose Event Center on Route 1 in Northport and will be called by licensed auctioneer Linda Sullivan, Maine license # 1010. There will be a table auction from 9:00 A.M to 12:45 P.M. The LIVE auction starts at 11:00 A.M.

The benefit auction, which is sponsored by Waldo County General Hospital, Front Street Shipyard, Bay Taxi, The Republican Journal, Total Property Care, Dead River Company, K&K Enterprises & Crossroads to Calvary Church, will include: Two South African safari photo-shoot adventures for two people each, 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan in great shape 100 gallons of fuel oil, fitted firewood delivered, all day charter trip for 20 people, Woodlawn glider w/trays, art and autographed books, many handcrafted items and over 150 other items.

Among the items to be auctioned will also be a diverse array of gift certificates for legal services, dining out, motel accommodations, gravel products, amusement parks, whale watches, services, golf, oil changes and more.

“This is a great way to have a fun day with some good food, some great finds, and at the same time help raise money for a valuable community program,” said Edward Murphy, Waldo County Public Transportation Director and event coordinator. “We always see a lot of people come out to participate in these events. They help so many of our friends and neighbors on a daily basis. So come on down to Northport on May 3rd for a good time.”
Admission is $5.00 and includes lunch and entry for heads and tails event, children under 15 are free. There will also be a 50/50 Raffle. Lunch will be served at 12:30 P.M.

Donations to the program are always welcome and can be made online by clicking on the “Donate Now” button at or by mailing a check to Waldo Community Action Partners at P.O. Box 130 in Belfast, ME 04915. Donations may also be delivered in person to Waldo Community Action Partners, 9 Field Street in Belfast.

For more information, Edward Murphy, Waldo County Public Transportation Director, can be reached at (207) 338-6809.

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New opportunities added to learn how to earn money through WCAP Volunteer Driver Program.

April 14th, 2014

Due to a great response to its April volunteer recruitment campaign Waldo Community Action partners have decided to add to the list of public information meetings. Due to need county-wide, interested area residents can look for upcoming meetings in Belfast, Liberty and Unity.

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is currently looking for reliable volunteer drivers to provide valuable support services to our community by picking up and driving people to medical appointments and family visits using their own vehicles. The program is a valuable service to the community and directly improves the quality of life for many of our friends and neighbors every day.

All WCAP volunteer drivers receive tax exempt reimbursement for miles traveled at $.44 cents per mile and free training in CPR, First Aid, Passenger Assistance techniques, Communication, DHHS Child Transport, Securing Child Car Seat, and emergency vehicle evacuation procedures.

“The WCAP transportation program is not just of great value to people who need rides,” says WCAP Transport Program Director, Edward Murphy. “Apart from the satisfaction of knowing that you help someone in a very direct way, all of our volunteer drivers earn money tax free that does not affect any other benefits. It’s a great way to make a positive difference in someone else’s life, become part of a team working to build a stronger community and earn money at the same time,” he adds.

Throughout the month of April WCAP will offer a series of public information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity:

· Wednesday, April 16th, 6 pm at the United Christian Church community room to the left of the chapel in the church, 30 Searsmont Rd in Lincolnville Center (Across from Lincolnville Telephone Company)
· Thursday, April 17th, 6 pm at Liberty Town Office, 7 Water Street in Liberty.
· Thursday, April 24th, 6 pm at Waldo Community Action Partners conference room, 9 Field Street in Belfast.
· Monday, April 28, 6 pm at the Unity Community Center, 32 School Street in Unity.

All sessions are open to anyone and will include an overview of Waldo Community Actions Partners and the Volunteer Driver Program. No registration is required.

In addition to the meetings above WCAP encourage local churches and volunteer organizations to contact them to schedule a presentation for their members at their location. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a driver, please call Lucy Salisbury at Tel: 207 338-6809.

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9 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
Belfast, Maine 04915
Phone: (207) 338-6809