There’s a lot of unconfirmed news circulating. Here are some reliable places you can go WMTW.COM Channel 8 Maine’s Total Coverage (Watch). SUNJOURNAL.COM and the PRESSHERALD.COM are also providing reliable coverage.
The Mills Administration has launched a webpage to serve as a clearinghouse of information on ways to support victims and families in Lewiston, organizations involved in the community and health care response, and anyone who might be struggling with mental health during this stressful time. www.maine.gov/governor/mills/lewiston
The Maine Crisis Line offers free and confidential services are also available 24/7 to help people connect with a trained professional in your area. You can contact them by calling 1-888-568-1112. Trained crisis specialists at the Maine Crisis Line are also available at 988lifeline.org.
GoFundMe Verified Fundraisers – GoFundMe’s Trust & Safety team verified the fundraisers listed here. Donate to help the individuals and families affected.
Maine Community Foundation – Mainecf.org has set up a Lewiston Auburn Area Response Fund. 100% of every dollar donated will be allocated to people impacted and the organizations that will help guide Lewiston-Auburn through the process of healing.
OneLewiston Donation Portal – established by the City of Lewiston for neighbors near and far to support the families and victims. Cash donations are being accepted at Androscoggin Bank locations as well.
Boston Bruins Lewiston Strong Fund – Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery was a star at UMaine. He said “I personally spent four wonderful years at the University of Maine. And I know how great the culture is in that state. And I know how great the people are. My heartfelt sympathies to everybody that’s impacted.” You can make a donation to the Bruins’ Lewiston Strong Fund or bid on player-signed sticks wrapped with blue tape, representing the state of Maine.
VICTIMS: 18 dead (10 from Just-In-Time Recreation and 8 from Schemengees Bar) Identified victims…Aaron Young (14), a sophomore at Winthrop High School, and his father, Bill Young (44), were killed in the shooting at the bowling alley. Tricia Asselin (53) was a part-time employee at Just-In-Time Recreation, but was there bowling when gunfire erupted. Her brother says she ran to the counter and called 911 when she was shot. Bob Violette (76) started the practice league for children at the bowling alley. They say he was killed protecting children who were at Just-In-Time Recreation. His wife Lucille Violette (73) was also a victim. Tommy Conrad (34), a manager at the bowling alley, is survived by his 9-year-old daughter, the family said. Jason Walker (51) and his friend Michael Deslauriers II (51) were both at the alley with their wives and kids when the shots rang out — Michael’s father says the 2 men charged at Card after making sure their families were safe, and that’s when they were fatally shot. Keith D. Macneir (64) was also present at Just-In Time. Several members of the deaf community, who were at Schemengees for a cornhole tournament including Billy Bracket (48), Steven Vozzella (45), Bryan MacFarlane and Joshua Seal (36). Joshua was a husband, a father of four and a tireless advocate for the Deaf community. Joshua was widely known as the ASL interpreter for Dr. Shah’s pandemic briefings. Arthur Strout (42), a father of 5 was shot at Schemengees. Maine State Police say Joseph Walker (57), the manager of Schemengees Bar & Grill, and son of Auburn city councilor Leroy Walker, Sr., grabbed a kitchen knife and was apparently running toward the shooter to stop him, when he was shot and killed. Maxx Hathaway (35), a father who was there with his pregnant wife and their toddler. According to their GoFundMe, the family was at Schemengees when his wife took their little one home while he stayed behind to play some more pool. Peyton Brewer-Ross (40), a new father, and Ronald Morin (55) were also present Schemengees. 13 overs where injured. (WMTW – These are the victims of Lewiston, ME mass shootings)