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Salt Sisters

$15,217 of $49,900 goal

Raised by 85 people in 14 months
Created March 22, 2018
Salt Sisters
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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GRANTED!!! It’s been over two years of hard work and paperwork, but Salt Sisters were just granted our first lease area!!!

Thank you again for all of your support along the way!!! And to everyone who believed in this before it was even a sure thing!!! It means the world ❤️Now we can get to the fun part!!! Let’s grow some kelp ladies!!!!!!!
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Hi everyone,
We have great news! Our public hearing went really well! Only one gentleman showed up opposing the project, and by the end our presentation we had gained another supporter! It was quite magical!

Just a little more paperwork, and a brief waiting period for written appeals, and we are done! We Should have our final decision very soon!!!!!

We are almost ready to start growing!!!!! Thank you again for your tremendous support!!!!!
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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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$15,217 of $49,900 goal

Raised by 85 people in 14 months
Created March 22, 2018
Salt Sisters
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