Flood Relief. . . Again

As you know, Cabot was hit hard by the spring flash flooding in Vermont. I’m happy to say that the damage from tropical storm Irene was far less severe up here in Cabot, but the rest of the state was hammered. Personally I have felt powerless to help in the relief effort. There is not a lot a one armed farmer, broken winged pilot can do. I can still (left-handed) type. In what ever capacity you can, help out your neighbors.

Some resources for helping farmers:

http://www.vermontlocalvore.org/

Farmer Emergency Fund | NOFA Vermont

http://www.vermontcf.org/give-now/

www.veda.org<http://www.veda.org>.

The Center for an Agricultural Economy: Announcing Emergency Loan Fund from Vermont Farm Fund, Pete’

http://www.facebook.com/safevt

Donations (NEW)

Vermont Disaster Relief Fund: Donations can be made online by going to http://www.vermont211.org/  (click the “donate” link on the left of the page) or dropped off at any Vermont United Way office.
American Red Cross – Vermont and New Hampshire Valley Chapter: Contributions will support people affected by Irene in Vermont and New Hampshire.  Donations can be made by going to http://www.vermontredcross.org/ or calling 802-660-9130
Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund: All of the fund’s donations will be used to help businesses affected by Irene across the state.   Visit http://www.vtirenefund.org/ to make a contribution.
Vermont Food Bank: Each Every $10 donation turns into $60.  To contribute, text FOODNOW to 52000 or visithttp://www.vtfoodbank.org/.
Purchase an “I’m with VT” t-shirt: Independent Vermont Clothing is selling these shirts with all profits (about $15 per shirt) going to relief efforts.  Find them here: http://independentvermontclothing.bigcartel.com/product/i-m-with-vt
The Preservation Trust of Vermont: To support the rebuilding and cleanup of historic buildings and bridges, click here:https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=198&AID=377
Mad River Valley Community Fund: This fund was reestablished to help Mad River Valley farmers who saw devastating crop losses due to the flooding.  To make a donation, click here: http://mrvcommunityfund.org/
Burr and Burton Academy: The school has started a fund to help relief efforts in the Manchester area.  Donate here:http://www.burrburton.org/page.cfm?p=642
Intervale Center: Contributions to this fund will support farmers at Burlington’s Intervale who lost their crops to flooding. http://www.intervale.org/support/index.shtml
Businesses or Individuals Interested in Donating Equipment: Vermonters are in need of anything from generators to road equipment.  Call 828-2263 or email wayne.gammell@state.vt.us
Volunteer Opportunities 


  • Volunteer at 211 headquarters: Call Katherine Betzer with Serve Vermont at 026-265-2106.
  • VTResponse.com is working to connect volunteers ready to help with those that need assistance. If you want to help clean up and rebuild, let the folks behind this site know.
  • Montpelier Alive is coordinating volunteer efforts in that city through their Facebook page.
  • Volunteer and cleanup efforts are also being coordinated on Twitter via the #VTresponse hashtag.
  • The Vermont Flooding 2011 page on Facebook is functioning as a community bulletin board of sorts.
  • Vermont Helping Hands is also coordinating relief efforts via Facebook.
  • The Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donations. Stop by their donation center at 32 North Prospect Street in Burlington, or the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Blood Donation Center at 125 Mascoma Street in Lebanon, NH.
  • Upper Valley Haven is operating with considerably fewer volunteers due to road closings. They’re looking for volunteers who are able to travel there.
  • Donations (NEW)
    Vermont Disaster Relief Fund: Donations can be made online by going to http://www.vermont211.org/  (click the “donate” link on the left of the page) or dropped off at any Vermont United Way office.
    American Red Cross – Vermont and New Hampshire Valley Chapter: Contributions will support people affected by Irene in Vermont and New Hampshire.  Donations can be made by going to http://www.vermontredcross.org/ or calling 802-660-9130
    Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund: All of the fund’s donations will be used to help businesses affected by Irene across the state.   Visit http://www.vtirenefund.org/ to make a contribution.
    Vermont Food Bank: Each Every $10 donation turns into $60.  To contribute, text FOODNOW to 52000 or visithttp://www.vtfoodbank.org/.
    Purchase an “I’m with VT” t-shirt: Independent Vermont Clothing is selling these shirts with all profits (about $15 per shirt) going to relief efforts.  Find them here: http://independentvermontclothing.bigcartel.com/product/i-m-with-vt
    The Preservation Trust of Vermont: To support the rebuilding and cleanup of historic buildings and bridges, click here:https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=198&AID=377
    Mad River Valley Community Fund: This fund was reestablished to help Mad River Valley farmers who saw devastating crop losses due to the flooding.  To make a donation, click here: http://mrvcommunityfund.org/
    Burr and Burton Academy: The school has started a fund to help relief efforts in the Manchester area.  Donate here:http://www.burrburton.org/page.cfm?p=642
    Intervale Center: Contributions to this fund will support farmers at Burlington’s Intervale who lost their crops to flooding. http://www.intervale.org/support/index.shtml
    Businesses or Individuals Interested in Donating Equipment: Vermonters are in need of anything from generators to road equipment.  Call 828-2263 or email wayne.gammell@state.vt.us
    Donations (NEW)
    Vermont Disaster Relief Fund: Donations can be made online by going to http://www.vermont211.org/  (click the “donate” link on the left of the page) or dropped off at any Vermont United Way office.
    American Red Cross – Vermont and New Hampshire Valley Chapter: Contributions will support people affected by Irene in Vermont and New Hampshire.  Donations can be made by going to http://www.vermontredcross.org/ or calling 802-660-9130
    Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund: All of the fund’s donations will be used to help businesses affected by Irene across the state.   Visit http://www.vtirenefund.org/ to make a contribution.
    Vermont Food Bank: Each Every $10 donation turns into $60.  To contribute, text FOODNOW to 52000 or visithttp://www.vtfoodbank.org/.
    Purchase an “I’m with VT” t-shirt: Independent Vermont Clothing is selling these shirts with all profits (about $15 per shirt) going to relief efforts.  Find them here: http://independentvermontclothing.bigcartel.com/product/i-m-with-vt
    The Preservation Trust of Vermont: To support the rebuilding and cleanup of historic buildings and bridges, click here:https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=198&AID=377
    Mad River Valley Community Fund: This fund was reestablished to help Mad River Valley farmers who saw devastating crop losses due to the flooding.  To make a donation, click here: http://mrvcommunityfund.org/
    Burr and Burton Academy: The school has started a fund to help relief efforts in the Manchester area.  Donate here:http://www.burrburton.org/page.cfm?p=642
    Intervale Center: Contributions to this fund will support farmers at Burlington’s Intervale who lost their crops to flooding. http://www.intervale.org/support/index.shtml
    Businesses or Individuals Interested in Donating Equipment: Vermonters are in need of anything from generators to road equipment.  Call 828-2263 or email wayne.gammell@state.vt.us

Under Orion Farm did make the flooding news – it’s the location of this VPR commentary by my friend Helen (linked from her blog).

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