Re: FYI: Mad River Valley Flooding - Updated Drive Informat
Cross-posting information regarding Food/Clothing Drive for flood victims:
Drop items at Waitsfield Elementary School
9/2 Friday – 8:30 am to 7 pm
9/3 Saturday – 8:30 am to 7 pm
NOT ACCEPTING FURNITURE but will take inventory. EMAIL BETH (firstname.lastname@example.org
) if you have furniture to donate and she will match you with someone in need.
Bedding, linens, personal hygiene items were not on the email below, but are needed too!
UPDATE : The Mad River Drive has become so large that the National Guard will take our items (including by air) to other Vermont communities in need too. There will be press on this on WCAX tonight. Beth has 300 volunteers for the 2 days to sort the stuff. People are coming from as far away as Boston, NY, and Maryland to help transport things.
From: Beth Cochran
**Mad River Valley Flood Drive**
Please donate any clothes (that are in decent condition), that you or your children no longer wear, ALL sized are needed, where people of many ages suffered great losses, due to Hurricane Irene. Please do not forget about you old infant clothes, where many families that have been affected have infants.
Toys (and books) are welcome too, there are a great deal of children who are at a loss as well, and would be forever grateful to whomever was kind enough to donate, to have a toy or two to play with.
For food, we are looking for non- perishable food items...as nutritional as possible, but I am certain snacks would be enjoyed also. Please remember, there are many people still without power, when you are deciding what non-perishable food to donate.
After Friday, I will be distributing the clothes, toys, books and food to Moretown, Waitsfield & Waterbury, the items you donated will then be distributed amongst the towns, to families in need.
If you happen to be interested in donating your time as well, I would be greatly appreciative, please send me an email at email@example.com
and I will get back to you with further details.
In addition, if you could re-send this email to everyone you know in the Central Vermont, it would tremendously help me to get the word out, regarding this Drive.