Brandon Caruso, second from right, of Maine Source Homes & Realty presents a $3,200 donation to, Grace Kendall, Safe Voices director of development and engagement. Dustin Mallar, left, and Jon Mercier, right, are from Maine Source Homes & Realty. Submitted photo

AUBURN — Maine Source Homes & Realty of Auburn celebrated 50 years in business in 2022 by giving back to the local community. The company’s Helping Our Neighbors campaign identified six local nonprofits and charities to support throughout the year.

On Dec. 20, 2022, Brandon Caruso of Maine Source Homes & Realty presented a check for $3,200 to Grace Kendall, director of development and engagement at Safe Voices. The money was raised during.

Safe Voices provides a wide array of services and support designed to end domestic abuse and violence in the local community. One aspect of its mission is to go into community libraries, schools and hospitals, educating people on domestic abuse and sex trafficking, and encouraging survivors to connect with Safe Voices for safety planning and “next steps.”

“We are very pleased to hear that the latest Helping Our Neighbors donation from our company will be used directly to help victims of domestic abuse, right here in our community,” Jon Mercier, designated broker/realtor at Maine Source Homes & Realty, said. “The services provided by Safe Voices are more critical than ever, and we are honored to be able to help support them.”

The campaign is funded by Maine Source Homes & Realty’s team of realtors, as well as by the company’s clients. For each house-closing the company assisted clients with during a given two-month period throughout 2022, the company donated $100 to one of the six beneficiary charities or nonprofits.

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