Baldacci participates in "Keep ME Warm" weatherization

Posted Nov. 08, 2008, at 1:21 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Gov. John E. Baldacci joined a local team of volunteers Satrurday to install weatherization materials in a residence in Waterville. Part of the Keep ME Warm initiative the governor began in 2004 to help Mainers prepare for the cold winter months, this year’s program utilizes volunteers to install 2,000 kits statewide.

Baldacci reminded Mainers that the downturn in the economy has put a great strain on many of their neighbors, and that heating costs will remain a burden for residents and businesses alike.

“People across Maine are worried,” said Baldacci. “They are stretching every dollar. As tough as these times are, Mainers have faced hard times before, and we’ve always come out ahead because we work together to confront these challenges. We are lucky in Maine to be a part of a caring community. Today we see that community spirit in action, and I encourage all Mainers to do what they can this year to look out for their neighbors.”

For more information on the governor’s energy plan, visit http://www.maine.gov/governor/baldacci/policy/energy.shtml

For more information about the Keep ME Warm Fund, visit www.keepmewarm.org or http://www.211maine.org, or call 2-1-1.

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