Donating to Vermonters Affected by Tropical Storm Irene
Tuesday, August 30 - 6:22 p.m. - Governor Shumlin and state agencies across Vermont are working on our Green Mountain State's recovery. If you are interested in donating towards assisting our State, please consider the two options below. The Governor's Office understands that there are many local and state-level opportunities to give financial assistance, but here are two forms that work with Vermont Emergency Management, Vermont State Police and FEMA. Thank you for considering helping Vermonters who attained damage from Tropical Storm Irene.
Vermont Disaster Relief Fund
If you would like to help Vermonters impacted by the devastation of Irene, please make a donation to the statewide Vermont Disaster Relief Fund by dropping off a check made out to the fund at any local United Way office. The Vermont Disaster Relief Fund was created by the United Ways of Vermont in cooperation with the executive board of the Vermont Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Vermont VOAD) and Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) to be used specifically for long term recovery. The United Ways of Vermont is the fiscal agent for the fund. Expenditures from the fund will be used 100% for the unmet long term needs of survivors from the Irene disaster, and decisions will be made by Long Term Recovery Committees recognized by VOAD and Vermont Emergency Management.
For more information on the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund, or to donate online, go to http://www.vermont211.org/
American Red Cross – Vermont and New Hampshire Valley Chapter
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Contributions will support people affected by disasters across Vermont and the New Hampshire Upper Valley. The American Red Cross provides shelter, food, and other basic human needs following a disaster.