The Camden Rotary Club has donated $10,000 to Midcoast Habitat for Humanity in support of a weatherization program that helps low-income families keep their homes warm during cold weather.

The weatherization program educates families on how to use energy efficiently and provides them with cost-effective energy efficiency measures for their homes, many of which are old and poorly insulated.

“We are delighted to receive this support from Camden Rotary,” said Midcoast Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Tia Anderson in a news release. “These funds will have a significant impact on our weatherization work, helping improve the living conditions for Knox County families in need.”

“This year Rotary has focused on food and shelter needs,” added Camden Rotary Club President Jim Bowditch. “We have felt that nothing else matters if a family is under fed or is without decent shelter. The weatherization program fit our priorities beautifully.”

As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, MHFH works in partnership with caring individuals, local companies, civic organizations and partner families, we build safe, decent, affordable housing and provides homeownership opportunities to low-income families in Knox County.

Camden Rotary donates more than $55,000 annually to local nonprofits and offers scholarships that help high school students go on to further education. The club will be deciding soon on grant proposals from organizations in the five-town area the coming year.

The club meets for lunch at the First Congregational Church in Camden on Tuesdays. For more than 85 years, it has embraced Rotary International’s mission of “Service Above Self”. Camden Rotarians work together to help those in need — both here and in other parts of the world. For more information, visit camdenrotary.org.