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Ways to Help: Helping Others in Maine During the COVID-19 Crisis


This is an extended two-hour Maine Calling show, as we continue to cover the ways that the COVID-19 crisis is impacting the people of Maine.

All over Maine, people are in need of help — and, at the same time, people are finding ways to help. Today we explore the many creative and generous examples of support and aid that individuals and businesses are offering in this difficult time. We also learn how to best volunteer your services — and how to do so safely.


Erin Fogg, VP of development and communications, Good Shepherd Food Bank

Maryalice Crofton, executive director, Volunteer Maine

Mark Swann, executive director, Preble Street

Courtney Yeager, executive director, United Way of Kennebec Valley

Kate Carlisle (call-in), director of public relations and community affairs, Central Maine Healthcare 

James Morin (call-in), COO, president of sales, Flowfold


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.