Community Giving

Community Giving

Maine is a special place with hundreds of communities scattered along the coast and further inland, on small islands and tucked along mountain roads. It often feels like one small town, where people know one another, are committed to this place and to their neighbors, work hard, contribute what they can, and enjoy and take pride in the rugged landscape.

At LifeFlight of Maine, we are committed to being there for Maine, and for your community, when you need us. We have four teams standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to bring ICU-level care to the point of need. Our teams are prepared to respond rapidly with a top speed of nearly 175 miles per hour. Our highly skilled clinicians and our state-of-the-art aircraft give patients their best chance on their worst day.

We are grateful for every single family that entrusts us with caring for their loved ones. We are grateful to the police and fire departments, emergency medical services, and hospitals who work alongside us in caring for patients. LifeFlight is one important link, among many, in the chain of survival for those who are critically ill or injured. That is as true today as it was when we began 25 years ago.

We are also grateful for each and every community in Maine and the incredible support we continue to receive for our life-saving mission. Since 1998, we have transported more than 37,000 patients, including residents of every single Maine city, town, plantation, and community. 

Each year, we reach out to all municipalities in the state to invite them to support our Community Giving Campaign to ensure that LifeFlight teams can continue to answer the call for help today and for years to come. Since 2006, 268/ communities have contributed a total of more than $840,000. Each one of these gifts is an acknowledgement from these Maine communities that they understand and appreciate the vitally important and unique role that LifeFlight plays as a connector in the state’s increasingly fragile healthcare system. This year, we hope your community help us reach our goal of having every municipality in Maine participate in our Community Giving Campaign.

LifeFlight is a nonprofit charitable organization that depends on logistical and philanthropic support across Maine. Communities like yours make our work possible. Together, we ensure people have access to the care they need when they need it, and we are grateful for your partnership and commitment. 

To learn more about the importance of community giving to LifeFlight, please contact Ashley MacMillan at the LifeFlight Foundation at 207-357-5508 or

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