Lobstermen’s Relief Fund

The Lobstermen’s Relief Fund

The MLCA supports a relief fund to benefit the distressed families and children of commercial lobstermen. The Relief Fund accepts public contributions which are deposited into MLCA’s savings account. These funds are used to support Harvester families  throughout Maine in times of need. Requests for assistance are handled on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact  the MLCA office directly at 207-967-6221.

Events

Cooks Lobster and Ale House, Bailey Island ME is hosted their third annual fundraiser for the MLCA Lobstermen’s Relief Fund Friday September 14th, 2018. And it was a success.

At this all-day event, 10% of all food purchases went directly the MLCA’s Lobstermen’s Relief Fund benefiting Harvester families and children experiencing hardship as a result of illness or tragedy.  All-day specials had the full purchase price go directly to the Fund. Tito’s Vodka will be donated $1 for every drink ordered with Tito’s.  Geary’s Brewing offered special beers with the full price benefiting the Fund. It takes a village to care for one another: many thanks to all these fine businesses for supporting the cause.

This year’s silent auction was spectacular with donations from local restaurants, breweries, artists, inns, breweries and more! Last year’s auction raised thousands of dollars and at this year’s all-day event, we raised much more.

Llobstermen, locals and lobster-lovers alike, came down to enjoy a beautiful September evening on the water.  Maine’s own original craft brewery DL Geary Brewing was there along with live music on the deck from Portland’s up-and-coming Americana band Snughouse!

This year trhe MLCA raised over $8000 for the Relief Fund. We are so grateful to all who attended and all who donated. THANK YOU.

The Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Moved by the 2016 tragic death of young lobsterman Jon Popham, Cook’s Lobster and Ale House  began a yearly event to benefit the MLCA Relief Fund. We are grateful to owners Jenn and Nick Charbonneau and General Manager Mary Coombs for their commitment to Maine’s lobstering communities.

 

Donations

The MLCA accepts donations directly to the fund as well.  Please makes checks payable to MLCA Relief Fund, PO Box 315, Kennebunk ME 04043.    For more information, please contact Andi Pelletier at andi@mainelobstermen.org

Or donate online.