Monday, February 13, 2012

ALL tips at both our locations to be donated to The Jeremy Gilley Fund

Jeremy Gilley served his country as a specialist in the Army. He returned from an 8-month deployment to Iraq physically unscathed. In December 2011 he came to the aid of a motorist who had been involved in an accident, and in a cruel twist of fate, was pinned between two cars losing both of his legs. Jeremy has VA insurance but his medical bills for the treatment that saved his life are not covered. We will rally around this brave soul who endured in war and now has to endure losing both his legs because he is truly a Good Samaritan!

During the month of April all tips collected at both our Augusta and Winslow locations will be donated to the Jeremy Gilley Fund.

The Red Barn held a benefit dinner for Jeremy on February 27, 2012 and raised over $3500.00 to help Jeremy and his family with his initial medical bills, if you would like to help Jeremy please donate here:

Even with everything Jeremy has experienced, he still has a smile on his face in this great article about him in the Kennebec Journal: 

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Raffle Benefit for The Capitol Clubhouse

For the month of February we are selling raffle tickets for a $100.00 Gift Card to the Red Barn. All money raised will be matched by us and donated to the Capitol Clubhouse in Augusta! The Capitol Clubhouse is operated by Kennebec Behavioral Health and is a vocational rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness. These folks work hard on their recovery and want to get back to work! 

Raffle tickets can be purchased at both the Augusta Red Barn location and the Winslow location for $1.00 and chance, or $5.00 for 6 chances! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

NAMI Walk & Rally in Memory of the Glynn Family

"One Day More...Another Day, Another Destiny"

This walk was inspired by three special people - Joel, Alex, and Jon Glynn. The Benedict's and Glynn's grew up together in Sidney, Maine- their lives intersected for over 40 years. We've seen exactly how depression and suicide can impact a family; the Glynn's are a glaring example. Each took his life because he thought it was the one solution to unimaginable pain. Jon and Joel were brothers; Alex was Joel's only child-he took his life at the age of 15. 

Click here to register

In the Glynn's memory, team Red Barn-The Glynn Family Angel's is committed to raising $25,000 so that people suffering with depression can have One Day More. 

We will host a rally/walk on May 20, 2012 at 9am in Augusta, Maine at Capitol Park. We have created a team page on NAMI Maine's walk site so walkers who register can accept online donations, but this event is not at the same time or place as NAMI Maine's walk. 

You can register to join us on May 20th by clicking the link under the picture.