The Presque Isle Rotary auction started last night, with lots of great deals for your holiday shopping. This year the Rotary is supporting several worthwhile charities, with its special project for 2012 being Homeless Services of Aroostook in Presque Isle. This organization provides the only homeless shelter in Aroostook County. In 2011, the shelter had over 220 people stay with them, including 59 children. They provided over 7,500 bed nights, meaning one person in one bed for one night . The charity strives to “end homelessness, feed the hungry, and assist individuals in pursuing a self-sustaining life. We provide a safe, drug and alcohol free environment for individuals and families to live in while they get connected to the resources and services in the community.” Check out this video to learn more about this special project.
Tune in to the auction, which continues tonight and tomorrow night. Find out how at the Presque Isle Rotary’s website.