Spirit of America Award for Boothbay V. E. T. S. Inc.

In Boothbay, three veterans who established the group Veterans Emergency Temporary Shelter to aid homeless veterans received the nomination. John Hargreaves, Ed Harmon and Arthur Richardson are this year’s recipients.

First National Bank Honor Award
First National Bank of Damariscotta Honors Award

Employees of First National Bank recently raised $571.88 for Boothbay V.E.T.S. through its Casual for a Cause program. Employees make a contribution to a nominated non-profit organization in exchange for dressing casually on Fridays for one month. Boothbay Veterans’ Emergency Temporary Shelters began with American Legion Hall #36’s Ed Harmon, Arthur Richardson and John Hargreaves. Their mission is to provide short term shelter for homeless veterans. They currently have five trailers outfitted and used in partnership with the Maine Bureau of Veterans Services.