Habitat/7 Rivers to hold 25th annual fundraising walk

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TOPSHAM — Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine will hold its 25th annual “Spring Walk to Build” fundraiser in Topsham and Brunswick Sunday, April 29.

The 2 p.m. event, which is the organization’s largest fundraiser, will start at Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., and take an expected 100 walkers along a 3-mile route. They’ll stop by First Parish Church on Maine Street in Brunswick mid-way to grab snacks and water before returning to the Topsham start point.

The family-friendly course sticks to sidewalks.

Habitat seeks to raise $50,000, according to Kathy Smith, Habitat’s development director.

“This is a very important Habitat event that the community can help support,” Habitat Executive Director Mark Primeau said in a statement. “To all the volunteers who donate their time, the enthusiastic walkers and their friends, colleagues and relatives who sponsor them with donations, and our generous business sponsors, we say thank you.”

“This generous support makes it possible for us to continue to build new homes, and help homeowners with weatherizing, critical home repairs, and home modifications for older residents throughout our 31-town service area,” Primeau added.

Log onto crowdrise.com/habitatforhumanityspringwalk, or call 504-9334, to learn how to participate in the event.

Habitat, which aids limited income families in building new sustainable homes and weathering and repairing existing ones, built its first modular home, in Bath late last year.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine’s first modular home arrived in Bath last October. The organization holds its 25th anniversary “Spring Walk to Build” fundraiser in Topsham and Brunswick Sunday, April 29.

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.