FARMINGTON — Mission at the Eastward announces Chris DeLisle is its new executive director.

Chris DeLisle is named executive director at Mission at the Eastward in Farmington.

He begins his tenure as volunteer teams work to provide home repairs for area homeowners unable to do the renovations themselves due to financial or physical reasons. The organization’s work ensures safer, more secure housing for many in the greater Farmington community.

DeLisle will also be exploring ways to more fully integrate Mission at the Eastward into communities in western central Maine to meet the needs of the housing insecure.

DeLisle brings strong leadership and marketing experience, along with passion and enthusiasm. The board believes he has the energy, imagination and dedication to advance the organization’s mission and lead it into the future. DeLisle knows the service area, having grown up in Maine and gone to college at the University of Maine Farmington.

For more than 65 years, Mission at the Eastward has partnered with individuals, businesses, civic organizations and churches from all over the northeastern U.S. to provide home repairs to those in need in western central Maine. Annually, it partners with about 50 area homeowners and 200 volunteers. Those receiving aid include older residents, single-parent families, veterans, those with disabilities and special needs, and others needing assistance.

Mission at the Eastward hopes to finish up the renovation work at McCleary House in 2022 to offer transitional housing for those in need of temporary, safe, healthy housing.

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