Helping Lewiston Heal

People across our state have come together to support one another in the wake of last week’s tragic events in Lewiston. From vigils to fundraisers and random acts of kindness—these are just some of the ways Mainers are helping the community heal.

Our League is deeply appreciative for the outpouring of support for the Lewiston-area credit unions and their members. So many credit unions, members, and residents have contributed to the Norm Nolette Chapter of Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger ‘Feed the First‘ fundraiser. This special initiative is being coordinated in partnership with the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

We can’t thank you enough for your generosity and for playing a meaningful role in our People Helping People movement. This effort has raised nearly $30,000! If you have not made a donation to this initiative and would like to offer your financial support, there is still time. Visit the fundraising page at

Additional Ways to Help

A GoFundMe has been set up for Tommy Conrad. Tommy is one of the brave individuals who lost his life last Wednesday evening. He is the nephew of our dear friend and colleague, Tiffiny Stewart, CEO at Sabattus Regional CU. This fundraiser was created to help offset funeral expenses and to support his daughter, Caroline, who he leaves behind. To contribute to this fundraiser, please click here.

The Maine Community Foundation has created the Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund to address current and emerging needs associated with this tragedy.  With Maine Community Foundation as a conduit, 100% of every dollar donated will be allocated to people impacted and the organizations that will help guide Lewiston-Auburn through the process of healing. You can donate online at

Additional resources for assistance and ways to get involved can be found on the Governor’s Healing Together Website.

It is important to recognize the emotional toll this tragedy has had on everyone. If you or someone you know needs mental health support, call or text 988. This suicide and behavioral health crisis hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week by trained crisis specialists offering free, confidential support.

If your credit union needs further assistance, please reach to any member of the League team at any time.

WMTW Coverage – Ways to Help