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Salt Sisters

$15,052 of $49,900 goal

Raised by 80 people in 12 months
My name is Colleen and I am fundraising to help build a ”Sea Farm” operated  by, and for, women in recovery where we will grow kelp, oysters, and mussels.

 Three years ago my life took an unbelievable turn when I made the decision to stop using substances to cope with life‘s challenges. It was largely through the love and support of women in recovery that I was able to regain my self-esteem, self worth, hope, happiness, and trust in others.   These women helped 28585052_15217588100_r.jpegsave my life. It is now my turn to pay them back by paying it forward and helping other women in recovery.

 I have worked on the water for many years growing kelp, mussels, oysters, and lobstering.   I believe that getting your hands dirty and engaging with nature is a wonderful way to heal. Planting something, caring for it, and watching it grow builds confidence and strength. These are two things that women new to recovery often struggle with. 

 Recovery is a hard road, but as women together “Sisters “  we can help change each other’s lives.   We can find hope and purpose where we once thought all was lost, and a way out of the murky waters. 

 My hope is to give women the opportunity to build something greater than themselves, to work alongside other sober women in a safe environment, and to help confidently reestablish themselves in a healthy workplace. 

 If you believe in recovery and helping women, alongside an amazing way to help restore our coast lines and oceans through “Sea Farming” Then please Share, donate, and help spread the word.  Your help is greatly appreciated... Because we are worth way more than our salt!!!

          Thank you
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Hi Everyone,

Get ready to mark your calendars! Our public hearing has been scheduled for March 12th, 6pm at the Cumberland, Maine town hall! This is one of the final steps before we are legally allowed to farm in Maine state waters!

If you would like to come support the farm and the Salt Sisters project, we would love to see you there!... and if you aren’t able to attend, we will surely update everyone after the meeting! Wish us luck!
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Exciting news! Our super cute Salt Sisters boat totes are now available online! Shop Salt Sisters at www.summitpointseafood.com

Our reusable canvas totes are hand printed in Maine by our friends at Second Bay Studio and available in charcoal or blue.

We can all join in to use less plastic, help clean our oceans, support our sisters, and build this amazing employment resource for women in recovery!

I challenge everyone to forward this email to help spread the word about the Salt Sisters Recovery Project. Thank you again for your tremendous support! Together we are making this happen! Colleen
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The salt sisters lobster line leash fundraiser is still going on... The exciting news is that we are making room for our actual salt sisters gear! Everything will be up on our social media (fb and instagram) as well as our website at www.summitpointseafood.com If you would like to purchase a leash please donate, then email me your color preference and Shipping address at summitpointseafood@yahoo.com I can’t wait to show everyone our newest gear!
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I hope everyone is ready for some good news! The Salt Sisters have been patiently waiting to hear back from the DMR on our site review for over six months!... And the call just came through! What this means, is that we can now schedule our public hearing and move forward towards the completion and final stages of the application process! It also means that things are aligning nicely for the installation of the recovery farm this upcoming fall! Let’s light a fire under our fundraising efforts! We are so close! Thank you everyone for your amazing support!
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$15,052 of $49,900 goal

Raised by 80 people in 12 months
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MR
$500
Ms Ruth
19 days ago (Offline Donation)
PE
$50
Pam Erickson
1 month ago
KS
$50
Kellen Storey
1 month ago
$20
Anonymous
1 month ago
$50
Willa Vennema
1 month ago
HF
$65
Hap Farrel
3 months ago (Offline Donation)
$100
Willa Vennema
3 months ago
$20
Anonymous
6 months ago
SF
$6,957
Sea Greens Farm
7 months ago (Offline Donation)
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