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Maine State Employees Combined Charitable Appeal Launches 32nd Season of Remarkable Generosity

September 13, 2011

MSECCA Volunteers to be Recognized for Extraordinary Service During Thursday’s Special State House Event

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531
Doug Dunbar (207) 624-8525

Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul R. LePage and Commissioner Anne Head will recognize and thank volunteer leaders from throughout State government at a special ceremony this Thursday, September 15th, as they kick-off the 32nd Maine State Employees Combined Charitable Appeal (MSECCA). Representatives from charities that benefit from this major annual fund raising campaign will be on hand to greet State employees and share information about their charitable work.

Date: Thursday, September 15th

Time: 12:00 Noon (Program Begins at 12:30)

Place: Hall of Flags, State House, Augusta

“The generosity of Maine people is unsurpassed. Through MSECCA and other initiatives, State employees create hope and opportunity for their neighbors and for communities throughout Maine,” Governor LePage commented.

As chair of the 2011 campaign, Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Commissioner Anne Head commented on the importance of MSECCA to families across Maine. “Contributions from State employees during the past three decades have made a world of difference in the lives of children, seniors and countless others. Now, more than ever, donations to MSECCA will help to ensure that a hand is extended to individuals and families who need our assistance.”

During last year’s campaign, State employees contributed $330,000 to charitable organizations to assist people throughout Maine. Since 2000, MSECCA has raised nearly $5 million to support the outstanding work of charities. Beginning Thursday, September 15th, State employees will be able to contribute to the 2011 campaign online at www.maine.gov/msecca.

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