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Norway Savings Makes Large Donation to Tedford Housing in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK—After years of planning, Tedford Housing in Brunswick is moving forward with its highly anticipated project to construct a new and necessary emergency housing building, an inspiring initiative that Norway Savings Bank is thrilled to support.

Recently, representatives from NSB delivered a check for $16,500 to Tedford (picture, caption below), part of a $50,000 commitment to the organization.

Founded in 1987, Tedford Housing is driven by the ideal that everyone deserves a safe and affordable home. The organization provides an emergency homeless shelter, supportive housing for previously homeless families and individuals, homelessness prevention services and outreach services case management. It has grown from a single shelter into a comprehensive resource for reducing homelessness.

The new emergency housing building will be located on Thomas Point Road near Cook’s Corner and will allow Tedford to consolidate its current adult and family shelters as well as its administrative offices.

“The new facility will feature separate secure wings for the adult and family shelters and has been thoughtfully designed to ensure safety and security,” said Andrew Lardie, Executive Director of Tedford Housing. “Our staff’s proximity to one another will improve communication and coordination to make the entire organization more collaborative and effective.”

“It’s incredible to see how Tedford Housing improves the quality of life for those in need on a daily basis while continually looking for ways to expand their assistance capabilities to reach even more people,” said Dan Walsh, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “To be able to play a small part in helping Tedford offer these vital services and empower people to move from homelessness to feeling at home in the community means so much to NSB.”

“An investment in this new building is an investment in human dignity and in our communities,” said Larissa Darcy, Commercial Lending VP for NSB. “Homelessness is a human services crisis, a public health crisis, and an economic crisis. This project will facilitate Tedford in creating housing stability that will have a significant and lasting impact on all of us.” 

Tedford will break ground this summer and begin operations in the new emergency housing building sometime in 2025.

“Norway Savings Bank’s leadership makes such a difference,” said Lardie. “With this commitment and support, NSB and our other donors and sponsors are empowering more of our neighbors to resolve the housing crises they face.”

“Everyone in our community is entitled to a safe, secure place to sleep at night as well as the services necessary to help them access stable housing,” said Don Kniseley of the capital campaign committee for Tedford. “It’s going to take each of us doing our part to complete this public health infrastructure project that will improve the quality of life for so many people.”

For more information about the new emergency housing building, including how you can help the cause, visit www.tedfordhousing.org/newbuilding or call 207-729-1161.


(L to R): Dave Damour, Tedford Housing Board of Directors; Andrew Lardie, Tedford Housing Executive Director; Penny Anderson, NSB Midcoast Market Manager; Larissa Darcy, NSB Commercial Lending VP; Karry Kane, NSB Midcoast Market Mortgage Loan Officer VP; Don Kniseley, Tedford Housing Capital Campaign Cabinet.