Barb McCue (at podium) and Bob McCue (far left), co-chairs of the United Way of Mid Coast Maine’s 2021 campaign, join other United Way volunteers at the campaign kickoff in Bath.

United Way of Mid Coast Maine is asking Midcoast residents to make a pledge or gift now to United Way’s annual campaign.

“This is a campaign to help people improve their lives, and we know that thousands of our Midcoast neighbors will urgently need help over the coming year,” said Bob and Barb McCue, co-chairs of United Way’s 2021 campaign. “Our goal is to raise $1,725,000, and we need more people who live in Midcoast Maine to give in order to reach that goal and sustain vital services.”

Donations, through United Way’s initiatives and 36 partner agencies, keep people from homelessness, feed people who are hungry, provide health care, match adult mentors with at-risk youth, organize volunteer matches for isolated seniors, work to prevent domestic violence and child abuse, provide high-quality child care, offer supports to new parents, distribute diapers to babies in need and much more.

United Way’s public campaign finale is scheduled for Nov. 10. Results will be announced at that time.

“Your decision, your gift is important,” said Barb McCue. “Please do not think that other people have this covered. Providing help at this time, locally, will take all of us.”

People can give by sending a check to United Way of Mid Coast Maine at 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, ME 04530, by texting DONATE2UW to 41444, or online at

“Please give today!” said Bob McCue. “No gift you make could have a greater impact in changing lives for the better.”

The United Way of Mid Coast Maine serves Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, as well as Brunswick and Harpswell in Cumberland County.