Giving back to the community is an important part of Re/Max International mission statement. As Re/Max agent, I also take that commitment to the next step in my personal life. Here are some of the events that I have participated in.
With each closing for real estate a contribution is made in the name of the client to the following non profit.
In appreciation of your
business and with my ongoing effort to give back something to the community, I
am happy to inform you that a contribution will be made in your name to the
Good Shepard Food Bank
are people hungry?
Basically, there’s no good reason for
people in Maine to go hungry. There’s plenty of food. The problem has always
been overcoming the economic and political obstacles that prevent food from
reaching those who need it. Ending hunger means solving these more systemic
problems while, at the same time, doing everything we can on a daily basis to
feed hungry people.
Many people are hungry because they
get sick or injured, a spouse or parent dies, or they lose their job or are
unable to work. Unfortunately, these bad breaks happen all the time to
people in all socio-economic conditions, forcing them to make painful choices
like whether to buy food to eat or pay their rent or other necessities.
does Good Shepherd Food Bank confront hunger and food insecurity in our
This year, the Food Bank will distribute
over 13 million pounds of food and grocery products to more than 600 agencies
that serve all 16 counties in Maine. Good Shepherd Food Bank is the primary and
best source of food for most of these agencies. By partnering with the Food
Bank they receive a combined savings of millions of dollars annually! This
enables many agencies to stretch their limited operating funds to further
extend their services to those in need.
is the Food Bank service area?
Good Shepherd Food Bank serves all 16
counties in Maine, from Kittery to Fort Kent. We serve 600 nonprofit partner
agencies operating on the front lines of hunger relief in our state.
Do people who are hungry go directly to
Good Shepherd Food Bank for food?
No. Our partner agencies – including soup
kitchens, food pantries, neighborhood centers, and homeless shelters – provide
the food and grocery products they receive from the Food Bank to their clients.
It is estimated that more than 100,000 people are fed through our partner agencies
each month. For every dollar you give, Good Shepherd Food Bank can distribute 4
meals to hungry people in Maine
Volunteer of the Year Award Presented By Cumberland County Soil & Water District
This is a wonderful opportunity to help those with little or nothing when they arrive in Maine. Thanks to Kim Coit and Diana who have given so much of themselves to help others. My self and many of my clients have contributed to this effort.
RE/MAX Making Miraculous Things Happen for Local Children
By RE/MAX of New England - Monday, November 12, 2012
By Elliott Pitts
Children’s Miracle Network Director
The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center
One of the most gratifying parts of my job is thanking those people who demonstrate their caring spirit by giving for the good of others. That is why I am so pleased to RE/MAX for their ongoing support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Recently I was visiting a new mother in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the hospital where I work. With her tiny daughter in an incubator next to us, surrounded by an unimaginable number of wires and tubes, we talked about the hospital care they were receiving and the mother’s hopes and dreams for her daughter.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw the sign on Baby Zoey’s state of-the-art incubator that read “This Miracle Home Made Possible Thanks to Generous Support of local RE/MAX Agents.” Every time I see one of these signs, I’m instantly proud of our RE/MAX Agents and their relationship our Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
RE/MAX Agents make miracles happen “one transaction at a time” by participating in the Miracle Home Program. For 20 years, they have been committed to their Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. RE/MAX agents participate by making donations, in honor of their clients, after each transaction, by hosting golf tournaments, participating in Miracle Jeans Day, and organizing events during August’s RE/MAX Month of Miracles.
More than half of the RE/MAX Agents in New England support local children and infants cared for by their Children’s Miracle Network Hospital by making a donation in honor of their clients at closing. When a donation is made, these clients receive a special, personalized Honor Card notifying them that their RE/MAX Agent has made a donation in their honor and thanking them for doing business with RE/MAX and the agent. in 2012 agebts in New England raised $16,100!
RE/MAX has raised more than $115 million for sick and injured kids across North America.
SUSAN KOMAN RACE FOR THE CURE
The 3rd Annual ME Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K was held on September 9, 2012 in Portland, ME. The race had a Team RE/MAX comprised of RE/MAX Associates, family and friends who came together to celebrate breast cancer survivors and support the fight against breast cancer.
The Race drew over 1,100 people to Payson Park on September 9th and raised over $100,000!
RE/MAX has been a partner of Susan G. Komen for the Cure since 2002 and is a Race for the Cure National Sponsor. Associates support the Komen mission through local races, fundraisers and the Home for the Cure program, exclusive to RE/MAX agents who want to give back through their businesses.
SUCCESS AT LAST!
FEDERAL FUNDING OBTAINED FOR MILFOIL MITIGATION
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Little Sebago Lake Website
MILFOIL INFESTATION, MITIGATION, ERADICATION, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INITIATIVE
From Left to right in Washington: Maggie Shannon, Maine Congress of Lakes,Bob Mills. Lobbyist for LSLA, Peter Lowell, Lakes Environmental Assocation,Carol Ann Doucette, President of LSLA, Dr. Joseph Lee, President of St. Joseph's College and Elizabeth Schran from St. Joespephs College.
Bob Mills, new property owner on Little Sebago and a professional lobbyist and former member of the Professional Staff of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee in Washington, has created a proposal to help with funding for milfoil mitigation in the state of Maine. The proposal in its conceptual stage was first introduced by Carol Ann Doucette President of LSLA at a meeting with Governor Baldacci in late fall. The Governor was extremely interested and asked for a follow up meeting with Mr. Mills in Augusta, when the proposal was completed . At that meeting the Governors support plus that of the DEP brought the proposal to the next level which was a presentation to the constituents in Washington D.C. Making the trip were Carol Ann Doucette, of Maggie Shannon of Maine COLA, Peter Lowell of LEA, Elizabeth Schran of St. Josephs College and it President, Joe Lee, representatives of the partnership. Below is an overview of the proposal.
Six Maine organizations are working together to raise $4,000,000 over the next three years to control and contain variable leaf milfoil in Maine waterbodies. As a first step, the group is seeking $1,250,000 as part of the fiscal year 2009 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
Partners include the Little Sebago Lake Association, Saint Joseph’s College, the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, the Lakes Environmental Association, Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, and the Maine Congress of Lake Associations. In addition to the $1,250,000 federal earmark, the partnership will pursue $800,000 in competitive Federal grants, and seeks to raise $250,000 in private donations. State funds have already been allocated for controlling invasive aquatic plants. At the start, the initiative will focus on a seven-lake test bed where proven control methods will be applied and evaluated for the dual purposes of plant control and developing a best practices guide for plant managers. Saint Joseph’s College has contracted with Jackey Bailey to oversee the applied research component under the direction of Dr. Mark Green of the Saint Joseph’s College faculty.
The proposal has received letters of strong support from Governor John E. Baldacci and Commissioner David Littell of the Department of Environmental Protection. On February 27 several of the partners presented the proposal to staffers at the Washington, D.C., offices of Allen, Michaud, Snow and Collins and to Senator Collins in person. Congressman Allen and Michaud and Senators Snow and Collins are writing the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environmental and Related Agencies to advocate for funding.
Congressman Tom Allen’s Director of Economic Development Visits Little Sebago
Celeste Viger, from Congressman Allen’s’ office visited Little Sebago on August 22, 2008. This was a third visit from supporters of the Maine Milfoil and Mitigation Initiative before Congress for funding support. Other visits were from Senator Susan Collins and her representative of environmental and energy issues, Amy Carroll. Celeste spent about an hour on the Little Sebago suction dredge and was educated by its captain, Leo Shannihan. Also on board was Blake White, deck hand. Sharon Lamontage, LSLA treasurer was facilitator of the boat trip to the dredge. The visit was co-ordinated by Carol Ann Doucette, president, who was also aboard to give an overview of the history and expenses of LSLA in regards to milfoil mitigation. It is hoped that a visit will also occur from a representative from Congressman Mike Michaud’s office.
Senator Susan Collins Representative Boards Milfoil Suction Dredge on Little Sebago
Amy Carroll, Washington representative of Senator Susan Collins, in regards to environmental and energy matters visited Little Sebago recently. This was a follow up visit to that of Senator Collins earlier in the week. Amy was escorted to Hippo 1 by Carol Ann Doucette and Sharon Lamontagne of LSLA. While on board crew captain Leo Shannihan and deck hand Debbie Sanborn demonstrated the boats operation, the
detailed documentation of areas where milfoil was removed and discussed the history of milfoil removal on the lake. Randy Richardson, the diver doing the underwater suction also explained his techniques. Amy was very complementary of the level of organization that LSLA has exhibited in its milfoil mitigation.She also was impressed that a trip was made to Washington by Carol Ann with other Maine representatives to present the proposal now being supported by Senator Collins to provide federal funding to help with mitigation in the State of Maine
Senator Collins Visits Little Sebago Lake
Mark Green, Saint Joseph's College; Dr. Mark Lee, Saint Joseph's College; Senator Susan Collins; Carol Ann Doucette, Little Sebago Lake Association; and Pam Wilkinson, Little Sebago Lake Association. Windham, Me-- Senator Susan Collins today visited Little Sebago Lake to meet with the members of the Little Sebago Lake association a group dedicated to keeping the lake clean and free of invasive species that threaten the lake’s ecosystem. The Senator is supporting the group’s efforts to address Eurasian water-milfoil, which is a destructive plant that causes problems for swimmers and boaters, and degrades water quality by displacing native plants, fish, and other aquatic species. There are currently at least 28 lakes in Maine affected by aquatic invasive species. Senator Collins is seeking federal funding for a milfoil invasive species mitigation initiative and to secure funding to support a statewide initiative to mitigate milfoil infestation before it gets worse. The federal funding would also support a freshwater marine laboratory at Saint Joseph’s College. “The value of Maine’s lakes and ponds to our economy and environment is invaluable. It is critical that we work to stop the spread of invasive species in Maine and throughout the nation. I am proud of the dedicated efforts of the Friends of Little Sebago to stopping the spread of milfoil in the Sebago lake region and will continue to support their efforts on the federal level,” said Senator Collins.
Senator Collins has also joined Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) in authoring bipartisan legislation to help identify and combat aquatic invasive species like milfoil. The legislation, “the National Aquatic Invasive Species Act,” would end the easy access of invasive species into U.S. waters through ships’ ballast water and establish a grant program to assist state efforts to prevent the spread of invasive species in ecosystems.
Milfoil is one of the world’s most notorious and troublesome invasive aquatic plants. Its presence has been confirmed in nearly every state in the U.S. It grows well in both still and flowing waters, tolerates mild levels of salt, and can survive under ice cover.
Re/Max Room At Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Grand Opening
“We truly appreciate the generous donation that our RE/MAX agents made in our name. We recently moved here from out of state. Shortly before our long-distance move our infant daughter was diagnosed with a medical condition. In July, she had to undergo a medical procedure and spent one night at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. The staff were kind and supportive and the wonderful facility made us appreciate this donation even more. Again we say Thank You to our agents, all the other RE/MAX agents and the staff at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital for their amazing partnership that helps children in our community." Client family of Collette Connolly of RE/MAX By the Bay
On December 10, The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center and its Children’s Miracle Network will be hosting the First Annual RE/MAX Day (an Open House of sorts!) in honor of our stellar agents. Invitations were mailed in late October and we hope that you will be able to attend. During the event we will be unveiling an amazing new RE/MAX recognition program at the hospital. It will provide fantastic and well-deserved recognition for RE/MAX, and, even better, it will also actually save the lives of children.
As part of this announcement we have sent letters to 1,000+ of your past clients letting them know about the amazing things that RE/MAX agents are making possible at their local children’s hospital. Although they have been sworn to secrecy until 12/10, several of these past clients have replied with messages about how much they have appreciated working with you and how proud they are to be involved with RE/MAX and the children’s hospital.
These client messages (like the one above) have brightened my day and reminded me why I am so very proud to be working with all of you. We all share more on December 10th. Again, we hope that you will be able to attend. Many thanks,
Last year, RE/MAX agents in Maine and New Hampshire donated morethan $37,000 to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center and its Children’s Miracle Network.
2007 Rowgetta- Sponsored by Re/Max By the Bay
Winner-Re/Max By the Bay!
The kids build the boat... and the boat builds the kids."
The Compass Project mission is to use boat building and rowing to provide positive direction to youth, encouraging the development of personal and community responsibility.
Rowers included Derrick Buckspan, Marissa Gagne, Alicia McLaughlin & Lynne Weinstein and Captain, Bruce Lewis.
Big Max of New England Comes to Portland Air Show
The ReMax Ballon came to Portland in October 0f 2007 to raise money for the Barbara Bush Childrens Hospital at Maine Medical Center
Re/Max Pilot Chis Mooney can be seen firing up the balloon.