News Feature

Deer Isle
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, July 31, 2014
St. Brendan’s attic sale to benefit others

On Saturday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church will hold an attic sale at the Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School gym. Items for sale include furniture, paintings, household goods, a Jimmy Steele peapod, kayaks, and a 12-foot Carolina skiff. All proceeds will fund a variety of outreach projects, which will benefit local residents and other organizations, according to a news release.

The primary focus of this effort is to raise money to assist residents of Stonington and Deer Isle repair their roofs, the release stated. Also, residents who qualify may become eligible to have their homes weatherized by Washington-Hancock Community Agency. Homes cannot be weatherized if the roof leaks, and WHCA does not have funding to repair roofs. WHCA has a list of homes in Deer Isle and Stonington that need roof repair and has agreed to accept funds from St. Brendan’s to repair roofs on the island. Mark Green of WHCA advises that the average cost of roof repair is $7,000.

Other recipients of outreach funding from St. Brendan’s include the Island Heating Assistance Fund, the Town of Stonington Heating Fund, and WHCA for heating assistance. Next Step in Ellsworth and Islanders against Domestic Abuse on Deer Isle have also received financial assistance. The church has also donated funds over many years to support the mission of the Ali Alhi Hospital in Gaza, Palestine. St. Brendan’s has also donated monies to HOME in Orland and Emmaus House in Ellsworth. The attic sale will include small information exhibits from organizations supported by St. Brendan’s, and Bobbie Harris, Housing Coordinator for WHCA, will be present to answer questions about the roof repair project.