Vermont Volunteerism: Tropical Storm Irene Clean-up and Aid

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[UPDATED 9/7/2011 @10am]

Please go here to the Vermont Volunteerism Facebook Page for more info and to contribute information.  Thank you

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[UPDATED 9/4/2011 @10pm]

Please go here to see the updated information.

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[UPDATED 9/3/2011 @6pm]
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Helping in WEST HARTFORD:
West Hartford Village Store

  • 10am on SUNDAY 9/4 – general volunteers 18 years and older
  • Please bring boots/gloves/rakes/shovels/dust masks
Here is a list of what they need:
Rubber work gloves, Rubber boots, Face masks, Cleaning supplies, Dry cardboard boxes, Paper towels, Heavy duty garbage bags, Newspaper, 5 gallon buckets

*Structural Engineer found!

*Currently working on setting up a donation fund specifically for the Village Store, Hartford Sign Company and Randy Hart for their support of the Appalachian Trail. TBA.

*And all mail is being diverted from West Hartford to Hartford. If A.T. thru-hikers are expecting packages at that post office they will not be there. Please ask them and share this information if you know a thru-hiker heading South or going North coming from Woodstock.

*Please Note the Green Mountain National Forest is temporarily CLOSED.
This means the Appalachian Trail through Vermont is CLOSED to hiking.
Here is a link to get updates on this closure:

http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/greenmountain/htm/greenmountain/g_home.htm

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Helping in SOUTH ROYALTON:
PLEASE NOTE: No work will be done on Sunday 9/4.

Journey Church

  • is past the SoRo high school on the right in a green building
  • donations may be brought there

Here is a list of what they need:
NEW adult underwear, anything to do with Dentures, First aid items, Toilet paper, Batteries, Hammers, Crow bars, Mauls, Sledge hammers, Snow or grain flat shovels, Axes, Fans, Dehumidifiers, Coffee, Sugar, Flour

*They have to share: A LOT of dog and cat food

Vermont Law School

  • Jenny Jones is coordinating in the Hoff Building
  • Looking for clothing donations – mainly undergarments
  • please call Melissa Kumar at (603)667-3836 to leave name&number
  • please DO NOT drop off items yet, NO STORAGE prepared. Thanks!

*Cash Donations can go to the Randolph National Bank, the South Royalton Town Offices.

Here is a link with more information:

http://royaltonvt.com/2011/09/02/revive-royalton/

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Helping in HARTFORD and WHITE RIVER JUNCTION:
  • 10am on SUNDAY 9/4 and Monday 9/5 – Looking for general volunteers
  • meet at the Hartford Municipal Building
  • Please bring boots/gloves/rakes/shovels/dust masks
  • Please do not bring children under 18-yo

Here is a list of what they need:
Rubber work gloves, Rubber boots, Face masks, Cleaning supplies, Dry cardboard boxes, Paper towels, Heavy duty garbage bags, Newspaper, 5 gallon buckets

*Structural Engineers found!

Want to make a General Cash Donation to the Town of Hartford? Please send money to:

WRJ Rotary Club
P.O. Box 4003
White River Junction, VT 05000

*also any Mascoma Savings Bank and the Hotel Coolidge will accept money donations

Contacts:

AND FOR FUN!!!

Bread & Puppet will perform a volunteer appreciation show Sunday night at 6PM at the Lyman Point Park, White River Junction, VT! Rain or Shine.  Rain and Shine. Refreshments available. Bring your lawn chairs

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Helping in SHARON:
Please check out their town website. The right column, ‘NEWS’ contains a lot of great information on road closures and updates, how to volunteer there, and links to sites for assistance.

Here is a list of items needed:
Fans, dehumiifiers (probably more…call them!)

TO VOLUNTEER please call (802)763-8268 ext. 4 or see the facebook page Sharon Vermont Volunteer Relief Effort.

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Helping in BETHEL:
Folks in Bethel are also needing help. Please contact the town of Bethel or someone you know who lives there to find out what they need and how you can help.
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NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS:
1. Vermont Land Use Clinic/Insurance and FEMA Assistance Clinic
Vermont Law School Volunteers will help members of the
communty file insurance and FEMA claims. Go to this link to find
out more:
http://www.vermontlaw.edu/News_and_Events/News_Releases/VT_Law_School_Continues_Aid_to_Irene-Damaged_Communities.htm

Other Disaster Relief Questions can be directed to Rep. Sarah Buxton at:

sbuxton@leg.state.vt.us or(802)763-0777

You can also call 211 for damage assessments to homes.

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For updates on this information you may view the Hanover Area Friends of the A.T. facebook page event at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=264736403551696
Thank you!

Best Regards,
Nichole

Nichole Hastings

Appalachian Trail Monitor Coordinator
Dartmouth Outing Club
Robinson Hall, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Boundary Program Schedule: http://trunc.it/ghinx
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P.O. Box 1143
Norwich, VT 05055-1143 

‘The Truth Will Set You Free’ Blog: https://nicholehastings.wordpress.com

Twitter ID: @nicholehastings @DartmouthOuting @HFoAT
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“We can never have enough nature.” ~Henry David Thoreau

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