As construction crews lay each piece of metal frame, brick and mortar…the new Key Bank building is one step closer to being finished. And that means the current building is closer to being vacated by bank staff. Leaving staff for the United Way of Aroostook behind to remain in the soon to be empty building until they find a NEW HOME. A search for that has begun.
Claudia Stevens is Executive Director of the United Way of Aroostook and says “we are looking for another organization that would be willing to take the United Way in that has some space that they’re not using and allow us to be there rent free it would need to be a space that somebody’s already heating the electricity’s already on.”
Stevens goes on to say the IDEAL organization that agrees to that relationship would also agree to incur minimal cost from the United Way being in that new space. While a hunt for a new United Way home ensues….down the road, the new Key Bank building is being built. Stevens says its bittersweet. She’s happy for their new relocation, but sad the great relationship they’ve had with the company is coming to an end.
“it will be disappointing not to be in the same building with them, just because we’ve been togther for so long, but I’m happy for them.”
Stevens says she’s in talks with two organizations that might be the saving grace for providing a new home for the United Way of Aroostook. No word yet on an inked deal but sjhe’s optimistic that something will come through and soon.”
“unless we sell the building and whoever ends up purchasing this building says we have to move Key Bank is gonna let us stay here until we find a new home.”
So for now, construction work continues on the new Key Bank building…and a search for a new home continues for the United Way of Aroostook.