Two Maine communities deeply affected by rail shutdown

The people of Brownville Junction and Milo who are affected by the closing of operations by the Montreal, Maine, & Atlantic rail company as the result of the devastating fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, need the help of Maine Episcopalians. Many families in the region are affected by the shut-down. Forty-seven of the 67 workers laid off live in Brownville Junction and Milo. Here’s more from the Portland Press Herald on the impact to the communities.

The Rev. Nancy Moore, vicar of St. John’s, Brownville Junction, is working with the United Methodist Church in Milo and the Ecumenical Food Pantry housed there. Donations to the food pantry will be used to purchase food to meet the sudden, increased demand on the pantry, and to offer fuel oil vouchers once the heating season commences. St. John’s will partner with the Pantry as a storage site for bulk food purchases.

Donations may be made to Milo Ecumenical Food Cupboard, P.O. Box 116, Milo, Maine 04463. To learn more about how your congregation can help, contact Nancy Moore at

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  1. One of the long-range concerns is the increased demand on the rather limited Heating Assistance Fund. If you would like to earmark your donation for that purpose, please include it in the memo line. Thanks so much!