MOUNT DESERT ISLAND – Restaurants across Mount Desert Island and on Islesford are showing their community spirit by participating in Dine Around Day Friday July 23. The annual event benefits Island Connections, a nonprofit that provides transportation and social support for seniors and disabled residents.
“As our population ages and adult children need to adhere to job schedules, calls for help are growing,” said Island Connections Executive Director Chris Keefe. “This winter and spring we provided 37% more rides than last year.”
For over ten years, Island Connections has coordinated the efforts of a network of volunteers to drive neighbors to healthcare, grocery stores, food pantries and community centers for exercise and socializing. The nonprofit receives no federal or state funding, so relies entirely on donations. Please visit www.islconnections.org for participating restaurants.
Volunteer drivers needed, too!
Contact Name: Chris Keefe
Telephone Number: (207)288-4457