BLUE HILL, Maine — Trustees of the Dolly Fisher fund, sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, report that it is running low on donations to assist the needy in Blue Hill and the surrounding area. The fund has provided assistance for fuel, electricity and other necessities to a growing population in need during the current economic downturn.

The church distributed nearly $20,000 of the Dolly Fund in the last year, based on need and the availability funds.

Dolly Fisher was the wife of the Rev. Jonathan Fisher, the town’s first settled preacher, and was a symbol of caring. She supported the area for many years as an outreach person on the Blue Hill Peninsula.

The fund, administered through volunteers, has no overhead charges. Recipient names are maintained confidentially, and all donated funds are distributed to the needy.

To make a donation, send a check to: First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, Attention: Dolly Fisher Fund, P.O. Box 444, 22 Tenney Hill Blue Hill, ME 04614.

For information, call 374-2891.