Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:54

Partners for Peace receives $20,000 donation

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Partners for Peace receives $20,000 donation

BANGOR - A group of local realtors are supporting an agency that protects homeowners from abuse.

The Greater Bangor Association of Realtors raised $20,000 at their "Spirit of Giving" holiday event and donated the money to Partners for Peace.

Formerly known as Spruce Run, the agency provides resources and support for abused Mainers and those dealing with domestic violence.

"It's really going to allow us to help people to either stay safety in their homes by supporting them with whatever needs they have or help them move out of an abusive situation into a home or environment where they feel safe," says Amanda Cost of Partners for Peace. 

Those who have survived abuse or domestic violence will tell you that a life without fear, isolation, violence and abuse for them is the American dream.

The president of the association says that is a dream local realtors can support.

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Blake Lipton joined the ABC 7 and Fox 22 news team in January of 2016 and is excited to start his career in television as a morning anchor at our station!

He is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina and has previously interned with the ESPNU/SEC Network, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and the WOLO sports department in Columbia, South Carolina during his time in school.

Blake also worked with the Weather Channel to help cover the historic South Carolina floods in the fall of 2015.

While most of his experience is in sports, Blake is thrilled for the opportunity to host the morning show at Fox ABC Maine and become a more well-rounded journalist and storyteller.

When he is not anchoring or reporting, Blake enjoys hiking, reading and talking anything football. He is also a fan of coffee and hip-hop music.

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