Letter to the editor: Ira Mandel

Last Chance to Save a Camden Landmark and to Save Lives

Posted:  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 9:00pm

As of Wednesday, January 2, 2019, the home at 63 Washington Street, a very precious and historic house in Camden that served the needs of women in our community for 120 years, may cease tradition of service to the community.  Funds must be raised by the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition by that date, or the house will be purchased as a private residence.  We all pray that the historic tradition will continue by now helping deserving women, and their families, struggling with the devastating effects of drug addiction.  This problem affects many local families where too few services are available to help and this house would make a big difference for them and our community.  This house would literally save lives.

As of Monday, December 24, more than $105,000 has raised but $55,000 more is still need to purchase the house on January 2.

Please help save this Camden landmark and help heal and save the lives of women and children by donating what you can by Monday, December 31. No donation is too small.  Please send your tax deductive donation as a check to MCRC, 411 Main Street, Rockland, Maine 04841 or pay by credit card via the website:  www.midcoastrecovery.org.  We hope that our community can help this very needy and deserving population, especially the innocent children affected.  

Let’s not lose this historic landmark or more lives to this challenging disease.  Thank you.


Ira Mandel, MD, is president of the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition in Rockland