News Feature

Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, April 3, 2014
Helping Hands fund could use help of its own
Benefit concert, dinner scheduled

by Faith DeAmbrose

The Helping Hands fund of the Stonington Methodist Church has helped families across the island community of Deer Isle and Stonington face crises that arise. The emergency fund, however, is facing its own sort of crisis and its overseer, Pastor Stephen York, is asking the community to help replenish the funds.

“Because the needs have been so great over the past few years we need to replenish it,” said York. “This is not a religious thing. it is an island thing, and we must continue to provide support to those who need it.”

To that end, a fundraiser has been set for Sunday, April 13, with two parts—dinner and a concert. The island band Archipelago will perform at the Methodist Church from 3 to 4:30 p.m. A dinner with options of prime rib, baked stuffed haddock and chicken will be served at Harbor Café from 4 to 8 p.m.

York is looking for people to help with the event, to serve as wait staff, make home deliveries and bake desserts. For more information, contact York at 367-5807 or visit the Facebook page created for the event.

Those who cannot attend but still wish to contribute can send funds to the Stonington Methodist Church Helping Hands Fund, P.O. Box 307, Stonington 04681.