Mid Maine Homeless Shelter Holds Cash Mob Fundraiser

WATERVILLE - A Maine homeless shelter is looking for help from the community this holiday season.

The Mid Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville held a "cash mob" today, hoping to raise money to support those in need. The shelter, which opened over a year ago, houses nearly 60 people, 22 of which are children.

Mayor Karen Heck says she hopes the fundraiser shows those living there that the community cares about them, and draws attention to the "war on the poor being waged in the state and nation."

The shelter will also be using donations to install an elevator to open the second floor of the shelter.

The cash mob will continue through the end of the year.

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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