UMF students obtain $5,000 grant for local homeless shelter

Students taking Kelly Bentley, UMF community health professor’s, resource management and grant writing class were thrilled to learn their efforts to help the local homeless shelter proved successful. After months of research and meetings with the Skowhegan Savings Bank, the students were able to secure a grant that will help run a much-needed, 11-week daytime educational program at the shelter. According to the Portland Press Herald, the program will provide a safe, warm place for the families in need of the temporary shelter. “Farmington is such a close-knit community that we feel like the homeless people are also part of this community,” said student Sawyer-Boulette, “If it was any one of us, we assume that people would help us, too.”

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