Local author seeks funds to help heal grieving Lewiston community

Jeanine Deas

Waterville-based author and poet Jeanine Deas is seeking donations to print copies of her not-for-profit grief book When Someone We Love Dies, which she then will donate free of charge to community members in Lewiston grieving the mass-shooting there. Any additional copies will be distributed free of charge to Maine’s families, schools, libraries, churches, hospitals, and hospices.

“Our desire is to have this not-for-profit book reach people who are grieving the loss of a loved one, and those who want to understand and support someone who is grieving,” said Jeanine Deas. She noted that When Someone We Love Dies is a collaboration with her friend, Charlie Hartman, whose son Alec, a brilliant young photographer, died in 2019. The text of When Someone We Love Dies is a moving and uplifting poem by Jeanine Deas.

To help defer the printing costs of When Someone We Love Dies, Jeanine is now seeking donations from the local community. Each $2.25 donated will allow Jeanine to print one copy of the grief book. To donate, please mail a check payable to “ALBISON’S PRINTING” to WSWLD / PO Box 2434 / Waterville, ME 04903.

For more information, please email Jeanine Deas at JeanineDeas@Gmail.com.


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