WABI reports UMaine groups volunteered at Phillips-Strickland House

WABI (Channel 5) reported groups from the University of Maine volunteered at the Phillips-Strickland House, an independent and assisted-living facility in Bangor, to decorate for the holidays and visit with the residents. UMaine student-athletes and members of the Maine Business School (MBS) Corps volunteered to spend time with the residents, many of whom are missing family, homes and traditions, according to WABI. “It feels nice that I can give back to people and help spread the holiday cheer,” said Megan McGillivray, a student-athlete at UMaine. “I’m away from home, too. It’s nice because it reminds me of being at home and doing it with my grandparents,” she said. “I don’t get to see my grandparents all the time,” said Noelle Hanna, a student with MBS Corps. “It’s nice to sit down and talk to people, hear about their stories, hear about where they came from, and just hear about their life and their experiences.”