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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Helping Mainers stay warm during the cold winter is a team effort.

NEWS CENTER's annualProject Heat telethon raises money to provide heating assistance.

Volunteers are staffing phone banks in Bangor and Portland to accept donations. During a lull in the calls, one volunteer spoke to Jackie Ward about her reasons for getting involved in the campaign.

The number to donate in Bangor is 1-855-874-9529.

The number for Portland is 1-855-875-4328.

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