Last month, a generous individual donated $6,000 to our ‘Keep Waldo Warm’ fund in memory of Tanya Hubbard.

Our ‘Keep Waldo Warm’ fund provides heating assistance to those in need throughout Waldo County, which was a cause near and dear to Tanya’s heart.

In fact, just four years before she lost her battle with cancer in 2016, Tanya started a campaign and raised more than $11,000 to buy heating oil for needy families. This project began when the longtime Mount View High School teacher overheard an elderly woman asking a pharmacist to cut her pills in half, telling him that she had cut back on her meals and her pills and if she could turn down the heat, she might make it through the winter.

When asked about the number of people who had donated to the effort, Tanya told the Bangor Daily News, “It’s just so life-affirming. People are good. People are really good.”

Thank you so much to the person who donated in her memory. Your kindness will keep families warm this winter.