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Retail Association of Maine and Maine Tourism Association Launch From Maine to Ukraine to Send Aid to the People of Ukraine

Sunday, March 20, 2022 by Curtis Picard

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AUGUSTA, Maine – The Retail Association of Maine (RAM), and the Maine Tourism Association (MTA) have announced the launch of From Maine to Ukraine, a statewide relief program that will collect needed goods from Maine's retailers, tourism and hospitality businesses and Mainers that will be delivered to the people of Ukraine.

From Maine to Ukraine is being organized by RAM and MTA who are collaborating with the Retail Association of Ukraine to deliver food, clothing and relief to the people of Ukraine. 

“We are all horrified and disturbed by the war in Ukraine and we were moved to try to help. I reached out to my counterparts at the Retail Association of Ukraine, and they have asked for help in the form of food and clothing. Our retailers can help provide the clothing, but we are asking Mainers for donations of shelf stable food and household goods,” stated Curtis Picard, president and CEO of the Retail Association of Maine.

While the clothing items are being donated by members of the Retail Association of Maine, Maine residents are asked to make donations of needed items including canned meat, energy bars, tea bags, candies, instant coffee, condensed milk, pet food, bars of soap, and dishes made of metal or hard plastic. 

Maine Tourism Association will be accepting donations at all seven Maine Visitor Information Centers starting Monday, March 21 until Friday, April 1. The goods will be consolidated at their main warehouse and shipped to a location in Poland near the Ukraine border for final distribution to the people of Ukraine.

“Many of us have wondered ‘how can I help?’ Thanks to RAM and Curtis, we now have a way. We have seen how strong and united the Ukrainian spirit is and this is our chance, as Mainers, to show our support. We have the ability and opportunity to make a difference,” said Tony Cameron, CEO of Maine Tourism Association.

The Maine Visitor Information Centers are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and are at the following locations:

39 Union Street, Suite B, Calais, ME 04619
97 Main Street, US Rt. 302, Fryeburg, ME 04037
I-95 North Mile Marker 175, Hampden, ME 04444
I-95 South Mile Marker 179, Hampden, ME 04444
I-95 Exit 302, 28 Ludlow Rd., Houlton, ME 04730
I-95 and US Rt. 1, Kittery, ME 03904
US Rt. 1/Exit 17, I-295, 1100 US Rt. 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096


Administrative Office - Maine Tourism Association, 327 Water St., Hallowell, ME 04347 (Note: Open M-F, 8 AM - 4:30 PM)

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