ORLAND – Not everyone has a place to go on thanksgiving – but H.O.M.E. Inc., is showing its good to its name by giving locals a place to stay.
“We’re having our traditional Thanksgiving dinner for everyone,” said Lucy Poulin, the president.
“I don’t really have any other family alive today, so H.O.M.E is my family,” said Sheila Holtz, a volunteer, “These are the people that I spend the holiday with and these are the people ( that) I work with. It’s gratifying to work together with people for a sense of purpose.”
“We also pick up people and we are very happy to do it,” said Poulin, “But it’s only once a year and people need it everyday.”
“What inspires me is to know there are people and organizations doing things for motive other than profit and the bottom line,” said Holtz.
“I have had people sit here and cry because they are lonely and it’s so nice to have a community,” said Gerald Botta, the shelter director.
“Eating together is just – that’s when the real communication and emotional getting together happens,” said Poulin.