HOLDEN – – If Holden police pull you over, you just might get more than you expected.
That is why the Holden Police Department stretched the 25 days of kindness to 365 days.
We can all use a reason to smile especially in a time like this.
“The partnership with the Grand Lodge Maine of Mason, which resides in Holden started with the $6,000 donation and that was an opportunity to help residents in Holden,” said Benjamin Breadmore, town manager of Holden.
Breadmore said they use the donations to perform acts of good deeds for the community.
Each Holden police cruiser gets one debit card to help those in need. Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley said he helped a woman who was having car trouble.
“We went to Brewer and got her a new battery and had it installed, which was paid for by this new charitable fund set up by the lodge,” said Greeley.
The Maine Assisting Communities program is a townwide initiative, which started in January.
There are 179 Masonic lodges throughout the state.
“The MAC program is really just to make sure as the different lodges and the foundation does stuff throughout the state, we are all highlighting that we are helping communities,” said Susan Scacchi, executive director of the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation.
Greeley said the next act of kindness involves delivering items to single moms who are in a tough spot.