BANGOR – Local grocery shoppers donated paper products for those transitioning into new housing.
The annual “Winter White Out” drive took place at the Shaw’s in Bangor Saturday.
It’s hosted by “Welcome to Housing Home Goods Bank,” a group that helps survivors of domestic violence, homelessness, and those displaced by fires as they move into a new home.
Some UMaine students manned the drop-off area and handed out pamphlets about the cause.
Events like Saturday’s help people who may have a hard time getting things like toilet paper and paper towels.
Welcome to Housing Home Goods Bank Founder Christopher Olsen said, “A lot of people are on the food stamp program – the ebt cards – and ebt cards do not cover things like toilet tissue…the generosity and compassion of people in this area is phenomenal.”
Some of the items collected Saturday are going to the “storehouse,” which is a charity program out of Bangor.
Event organizers said they are also always looking for people to volunteer their trucks to help people move into their new homes.