|My commute Monday -chels|
so many others are not so lucky!
Several towns are still unaccessable, and many are still without power.
There are lots of ways to help:
Today, (wed. Aug 31st) a family in Pittsfield reported that they bought the last loaf of bread at the market. IF YOU ARE IN OR AROUND RUTLAND, PLEASE DROP OFF SUPPLIES AT Restoring Rutland ~ 34 STRONGS AVENUE FROM 9AM-9PM. These supplies will be delivered to Mendon, Killington, and Pittsfield. Families are eager to get more water, baby food and formula, diapers, dog food, cleaning supplies, etc. Any help is appreciated. Thank you all.
You can also help through the Red cross:
Another way to help:
Vermont's Largest Hunger-Relief Organization - Vermont Foodbank
In the meanwhile, craft artists should contact Cerf+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund) for immediate help.
and for recovery advice:
Thank you to Martha Fitch at the Vermont Crafts council for the reminder of the words of another Vermonter in the year after the 1927 flood:
"I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others. If the spirit of liberty should vanish in other parts of the Union, and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont." President Calvin Coolidge.