BANGOR - As it gets colder outside, many of the area's homeless population are making their way to shelters and now more than ever donations are needed.
Just recently the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter experienced issues with its hot water heater.
While not every bathroom is effected, it is still an issue they plan to fix, which is sure to be a costly endeavor.
Last year the shelter paid over 13-thousand dollars in heating, hot water, and sewage costs. Now a new hot water system will be added to the bill.
Dennis Marble of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter says, "The last conversation I just had with the engineer, was they have to talk about what capacity is needed and then look at existing infrastructure of the building. So, is it going to make more sense so put a smaller on demand gas heater in like this one or to put a tank like we have at home fixed to a furnace?"
The shelter is holding its annual fundraiser Hike for the Homeless this April. You can register by going to www.bangorareashelter.org
Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.
Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).
When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.
Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!