July 31, 2020 POLAND, ME-- More than 25 volunteers from some of the area’s leading landscape service companies, will donate their time and resources to renovate the grounds at Agassiz Village, a nonprofit camp for underprivileged youth in Poland, ME.
Thomas Thrasher, Founder of Canyon Springs Landscaping, LLC and a board member of Agassiz Village, will be joined by volunteers from Northland JCB, Lost Valley, G B Property Management, and Mattra Inc. on a Saturday morning, August 1, 2020 from 7am – 5pm to remove overgrown brush and weeds, remove dead trees and tree stumps, plant shrubs and perennials, and make Agassiz more beautiful.
“With overnight camp cancelled for the summer, this is the time to really help make this camp beautiful for when the kids return next year. We are calling on all local landscaping companies to come out this Saturday to help support a great nonprofit in their community,” said Thrasher.
Canyon Springs Landscaping also coordinated with some of their local vendors who donated supplies needed for the project.
“We are incredibly grateful for the amazing outpouring of support from these premiere landscaping companies and their vendors. What they are doing for this camp will be life changing for the at-risk youth we serve. And what might be even more exciting is that Agassiz Village’s board just approved a strategic plan that will increase the numbers of kids Agassiz serves from Maine to Massachusetts, so more kids will benefit from these volunteers’ hard work,” said Lisa Carter, Agassiz Village’s Executive Director.
Agassiz Village’s new strategic plan puts a greater emphasis on serving kids in Agassiz’s back yard - youth from low-income families in Lewiston/Auburn, Androscoggin County and Portland, Maine – and Agassiz plans to increase its involvement with the local community and local nonprofits to ensure they are reaching more kids from Maine.
Check out the video clip from local news station WGME here: https://wgme.com/news/local/nonprofit-camp-in-maine-serving-underprivileged-youth-gives-grounds-a-facelift