UNITY — Unity Barn Raisers recently received a $11,680 grant from Grants to Green Maine, a partnership between the Maine Development Foundation’s Maine Downtown Center, Efficiency Maine and the Maine Community Foundation to provide energy efficiency upgrades to the Unity Community Center in Downtown Unity.

“This grant will enable Unity Barn Raisers to begin completing much needed energy upgrades to our Community Center” Programs Director Mary Leaming said in a UBR news release. “High heating and electricity bills create a hardship on our annual operating budget. Decreasing these expenses will assure that we can dedicate funds to continue to provide the services and programs that benefit our community.”

Grants to Green Maine provides environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits located in historic buildings in downtowns in Maine. Grants to Green Maine is a partnership between the Maine Development Foundation’s Maine Downtown Center, Efficiency Maine and the Maine Community Foundation and is funded by Kendeda Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

Unity Barn Raisers works pro-actively to enhance small-town character and rural environment, while nurturing a thriving community-based economy. UBR, which is guided by ten “Underlying Principles”, believes that a community working together can shape its own future, and in so doing, significantly advance the quality of life of its people, both now and for generations to come.


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