Every day, many of our neighbors in the Greater Portland community are faced with tragedy. It could be a car accident, an unexpected death of a loved one, or a traumatic event that shakes their world. When events like those happen, the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) volunteers are there. TIP is a program run by Maine Behavioral Healthcare (formerly known as the Community Counseling Center), which develops and provides quality, outcome-based services that enhance the emotional strength and well-being of Maine residents throughout their lives. Find more about the Maine Behavioral Healthcare on their website, and if you can, try to make it to the Heroes with Heart celebration on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, 5:30 - 8:30 PM, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, to celebrate the TIP volunteers, as well as first responders, police officers, firefighters, and hospital personnel, who go above and beyond in helping victims of traumatic events each and every day throughout the year. Reserve your spot or make an online donation here. Joe, who sees Mainers facing unbelievable hardships everyday, extends his heartfelt thanks and admiration to the heroes who help their fellow Portlanders everyday, and hopes the event is a great success.
Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photography here, and if you're a fan of his blog, be sure to vote for it as Portland's best blog.