Charity

Taking Care of Each Other

At Morningstar Stone and Tile, we care about the work we do, the people we work with and for, and the community we create. That’s why we’ve founded a charity that gives back: the Home Heating Relief Fund. 

Maine has the oldest population in the U.S. and 75,000 Maine senior households are financially insecure (source: www.seniorcare.com). While our winters are beautiful, they can be brutal without the means to adequately heat your home. You can help! Please join us in helping older Mainers on fixed incomes by making a donation to the Morningstar Home Heating Relief Fund today.

Begun by our employee-owner Lesa Lemar, office manager, in honor of her father, Jack Maier, the Home Heating Relief Fund helps keep low-income Maine seniors warm. For older Mainers, navigating the state agencies to secure home heating assistance can be daunting. Lesa and her father experienced this firsthand. The process and frustration inspired the creation of Morningstar’s Home Heating Relief Fund, to help our most vulnerable neighbors. 

To distribute funds, Morningstar has partnered with the Maine Community Action Partnership (MeCap). Founded in 1965, MeCap’s focus is to improve the quality of life for Mainers in need. One hundred percent of each dollar we raise goes to MeCap for immediate home heating relief in our community. 

How and where we make a difference:

 

  • 100% of the money raised will be dispersed to persons in need of home heating assistance
  • Maine has the oldest population in the US
  • 75,000 Maine senior households are financially insecure
  • 7% of Maine senior households have an annual income of less than 10K and 28% less than 20K
  • 26% of Maine residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year
  • The average Social Security Income in Maine is $16,356/year (sourced from Senior Care)

Our Mission:

 

The primary purpose and mission of the Morningstar Home Heating Relief Fund shall be to provide home heating assistance to Maine seniors who live on a fixed income; but not, however, to operate at a profit or for the benefit of any member of the fund.

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