WERU News Report 8/7/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Program Topic: A Tour of H.O.M.E.

-H.O.M.E., located in Orland, Maine, is “a cooperative community dedicated to economic and social reconstruction. It began in 1970 in rural Maine as an outlet for home workers crafts. h.o.m.e. has expanded to include a free health clinic, soup kitchen, food bank, homeless shelters, a learning center with daycare, literacy and GED tutoring, house construction, alternative high school and college-level programs; job and craft training; pottery, leather, wood, and weaving shops; recovery barn, greenhouses and farmers’ market; sawmill and shingle mill.” Board member Beth Taylor gives us a tour, and then we talk with Sister Lucy, one of the founders.

Their upcoming Annual Fair and Auction, their biggest fundraiser, will feature children’s activities and auction of items including services, furniture, a car and a sail boat

H.O.M.E. is serving more people than ever, and resources are stretched thin. One of the most pressing needs is food for the food pantry and meals.

FMI: www.homecoop.net/

Guests:
Beth Taylor, H.O.M.E. Board Member
Sister Lucy, H.O.M.E. Founder

Call In Program: No