BDN, publisher honored by homeless shelter

Posted Sept. 20, 2011, at 8:38 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — The Bangor Daily News and its publisher were honored Tuesday evening by the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

At its annual business meeting and dinner held at the Eagles Club, the shelter recognized several individuals and organizations for their exemplary service, including Publisher Richard J. Warren and the BDN as Organizational Volunteer of the Year and John Dougherty of Oxford Networks as individual Volunteer of the Year.

Last year the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter provided emergency shelter to 602 individuals who stayed a collective 13,094 nights. It also provided support to an additional 2,000 individuals and families in the form of meals, emergency food, crisis stabilization, a safe alternative to the streets and referrals to other services.

More than half of the shelter’s annual operating budget comes from local or private sources.