Vermont has been hit hard by mother nature. Some are saying that this has been the worst disaster in Vermont’s history. My family and I live in the village of Woodstock one of the hardest hit areas. We were extremely fortunate that hurricane Irene did not damage our home. Other than a few minor inconveniences, no power, means of communication to reach the outside world and water, we are safe. In the last few days we have heard several stories of simple acts of kindness, our elementary school opened on Sunday to care for 40 families who lost their homes, a car passing by a home on fire, went in search of the owner to bring her home before she lost everything, a man was swept away by the river while driving home and was found two hours later clinging to a tree and rescued by a complete stranger, several local businesses have been destroyed and community members are working side by side to help clean up their businesses. The simple acts of kindness will continue for some time, some stories we will hear about and others we will not. But at the end of the day, Vermont is about family, neighbors, and our communities helping those in need. Vermonters are a resilient group of people, and rest assured we will work together to rebuild the Vermont we love!
Looking for a way to help Vermonter’s affected by the flooding?
Please consider donating to the VT Irene Flood Relief Fund. An effort initiated to help Vermonters and Vermont Communities affected by the devasting flooding due to Hurricane Irene. 100% of all donations will be distributed to Vermont Businesses through out Vermont Communities in desparate need. If you would like to contribute please make checks payable to:
VT Irene Flood Relief Fund
7 Walker Terrace
Montpelier, VT 05602
If you would like to donate to an effort focused on supporting basic needs like food, and water. The Vermont Foodbank will help turn your $10 donation into $60 worth of groceries for local families in need! Text FOODNOW to 52000 to help fellow Vermonters!