WILTON — Western Maine Community Action will host its fourth annual Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Plunge in late October at Wilson Lake.

Nonprofits, local schools, sports teams and other area organizations with charitable purposes are encouraged to take part in the event. Last year, Western Maine Homeless Outreach, United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, and Western Maine Play Museum took the plunge, earning more than $1,750 to further their organization’s respective missions.

Each team will receive personalized materials from WMCA to assist in obtaining pledges and will be added to all marketing materials (date restrictions apply).

Single entries are also accepted, and the applicant does not have to be an official representative of an organization. 

Teams will be awarded a minimum of 50 percent of all pledges they raise, with the remaining funds going to support WMCA. Teams can earn up to 70 percent of their pledges this year, and getting an early start will give teams a boost toward that goal.

The highest-earning team will keep 100 percent of its pledges.

Maine is ranked among states with the oldest housing stock in the nation, and WMCA recognizes an increasing need for home repairs that directly affect the health and safety of the dwelling’s occupants. The funds raised by WMCA in 2016 will be designated to provide home repair services for low-income households in Franklin County. In light of reduced funding for the coming program year, WMCA has chosen to bolster this effort to help ensure that necessary home repairs can be completed. The majority of repairs will prioritize elderly and/or veteran households.

FMI, sign up: 207-860-4470, [email protected]

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