Brittany Gill of CHiP and Bret Butterfield of Horch Roofing

CHiP benefits from Horch Roofing’s Responsible Giving Program

This spring, Horch Roofing’s Responsible Giving Committee, made up of employees like Supervisor Bret Butterfield, donated $1000 to CHiP. This donation will go directly toward home repairs in our community to help people who cannot otherwise afford to stay safe, warm and dry in their own homes. For example, a recently wheel-chair bound senior asked to have his floors repaired to avoid getting stuck in the holes or tripped up in the carpet. Between donations and the help of a year-round volunteer crew, The Regulars, a repair like this can quickly be addressed.

Horch Roofing’s charitable giving emphasis is on organizations whose programs and services support ending food insecurity, addressing child-related topics such as healthcare and education, and addressing homelessness among local at-risk populations. According to Horch’s Marketing Coordinator Alexi Frey, “We do consider all requests outside of our focus but the decision is up to our employees.”

Since 1984, CHiP has been fulfilling its mission of “neighbors helping neighbors keep their homes safe, warm and dry” by providing necessary home repairs and seasonal heating assistance to central-eastern Lincoln County residents who are not able to do so themselves due to illness, disability and financial need.

CHiP services are available to residents of Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Waldoboro, and Whitefield. For help, please leave a voicemail at 677-3450.

Through community partners, generous individuals, supportive municipalities and compassionate grantors, CHIP is able to do this work. Thank you for your support! Tax deductible donations may be made through our website or mailed to PO Box 6, Newcastle, ME 04553.

CHiP is looking for volunteers to join a home repair team on the annual Community Cares Day, which takes place on the second Saturday in September. Skilled and unskilled workers are encouraged to sign up and join in the event where you will meet great folks and make a difference for neighbors who need help with skirting, steps and other home improvements. Sign up today at!

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