Your Chance to Help…

puzzle_pieces_community_400_clr_6966“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”

–Dorothy Day

This page is meant to provide information and an opportunity for those who would like to provide some financial support to the Ginn/Gebo children. If you know of additional opportunities or needs that should be posted here, please let me know. Please share the link to this page so those who want to help these kids can!

A GoFundMe Account has been established called Gebo Children’s School Fund. “We all know the cost of raising children today and though the children’s’ lives will never be the same without their mother… friends want to be sure both children can grow up as normally as possible and have the opportunity for a good life and a future education.  Please help make that happen.”

An account to benefit the kids has also been established at Maine Highlands Credit Union.

One major local fundraiser is the 61 Day Raffle–many prizes have been donated. Tickets are $5 and can be ordered by mail. It’s my understanding that tickets will be sold during the month of July… and starting August 1 winners will be drawn every day for 61 days (that gives you some idea of the number of prizes!). Winning tickets also are re-entered, so there are a number of chances to win. Scroll to the end of this post for information regarding purchasing tickets. The raffle is also listed as an event on Facebook. Note that you can still buy tickets throughout August and September while drawings are happening.

A GoFundME Account has also been established to create a cash “Reward for Justice.” Established on June 19 by Erika Kennedy, she explains, in part, “This morning marks the 19-day mark since Stephanie Ginn Gebo was murdered in her home and found by her two young children. She was a beautiful person, an excellent mother, and a special friend to so many. Her killer is still out there roaming the woods and eluding the police… Through this I’m hoping to raise some money to have some type of reward/incentive to the person that gives information leading to his arrest… if the police apprehend him with no leads as a result of the reward, the money will be donated to the family…

Obviously, the needs that arise in this type of situation are not only financial. We can and should support each other in every way that is available “If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength and courage.” Should you or someone you know feel overwhelmed or lost, please reach out to another individual or organization. There are many resources available including the Maine 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 1-888-568-1112.

To order 61 Day Raffle Tickets by mail, include a note with the number of tickets you want, whose name should be on them along with a telephone number to contact that person. Note that you do not need an actual ticket–winners will be contacted.

Tickets may be ordered from:

Sheena Potter
17 Christopher road
Dexter Me 04930

and/or

Helen Leavitt
PO Box 784
Guilford me 04443

Please make checks payable to the person you are sending your order. There are also a number of individuals selling tickets throughout the community… ask around! I’ll try to list people and places as I become aware…

See Kelly Peabody Morin at PastTimes Pub in Dover Foxcroft or call her at 409-3563.

Tickets may be purchased (and cash donations made) at Maine Highlands Credit Union in Guilford.

Tickets may be purchased at Blackwell’s Insurance in Dexter or Shanel Salon & Day Spa in Dover Foxcroft.

Tickets may also be purchased from Michelle Patterson–find her on Facebook or delcait75@gmail.com or phone: 343-0035.

Note that most of the above information is being gleaned from Facebook Posts… if you have more information please send it to walter@boomsmaonline.com for posting here!

 

 

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