*Donate $10 to the Vermont Foodbank to pay for food that will go to food banks in communities most impacted by Irene. Text the word FOODNOW to 52000 to make a $10 donation that will show up on your next cellphone bill.
*A website that's working as a clearinghouse for volunteers to connect with those who need help -- www.vtresponse.com
*If someone would like to help or have suggestions to solutions, please call Revive Royalton at 802-763-7740. We need volunteers to help in the clean up, monetary donations to help restore bridges and non-perishable goods to feed those who have been displaced.
*Volunteers are needed in Richmond to help with flood clean up. Some special equipment is also needed. Wet-vacs, buckets, mops, large fans and dehumidifiers are needed. Please call town administrator Geoffrey Urbanic at 802-434-5170 or Chris Granda 802-922-7005.
*Donate blood to the Red Cross. To locate drives in your area, learn more about blood donation, or to schedule an appointment, please go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
FUNDRAISERS & FUNDRAISING EVENTS:
*Benefit concert for Waterbury Disaster Relief. "An Afternoonof Music" is Sun., Oct. 23, 1-4 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Stowe on Cape Cod Rd. off Mountain Rd. Suggested donation: $15.
*The Going to Bat for Vermont Farmers fundraiser will bring some top baseball minds to the state, including Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and baseball reporters Peter Gammons and Buster Olney. Money raised will go to the Vermont Community Foundation's farm disaster relief fund. The Going to Bat for Farmers fundraiser will be held Nov. 12 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. For more information -- http://battingforvermont.com/?page_id=24
*The KOOL-KATS 4-H Club of Readsboro, Vt., is raising money to help flood victims in Vermont. Buy a silicone bracelet with the words "REBUILD VERMONT!" on it for $2.50 and the money raised will be donated to the Vermont Community Foundation's Farm Disaster Relief Fund. For more -- www.readsboro.net
*Due to Hurricane Irene the Northfield Fire Department and the Northfield Senior Center would like to Donate the sales of the Duck Race ticket to the relief fund for the hurricane Irene victims. If you would like a refund of ticket instead of donation please call the Northfield Senior Center (802) 485-8112 and speak with Cheri and she will process refund and mail to you.
*T-shirt to benefit Vt. farmers hit by Irene. Jamie Proctor-Brassard partnered with Deerfield Designs to produce a $15 shirt, of which $11 goes directly to NOFA Vermont Farmer's Emergency Fund. For more -- http://letter10creative.com/?page_id=2569
*The Vermont Clothing Company is releasing a T-Shirt to raise money for victims. For each shirt sold, $5 will be donated to the Vermont division of the American Red Cross -- www.vermontclothingcompany.com -- 1-800-880-1557
*The Underhill Town Hall has a donation location for relief efforts. They need 5-gallon buckets, cleaning supplies, boxes, masking tape, fans, headlamps, dehumidifiers, personal care items, towels, linens, blankets and pet food. Donations can be dropped off at 12 Pleasant Valley Road, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and this Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. Call 899-4434 ext. 1.
*The Malletts Bay Congregational United Church of Christ at 1672 W Lakeshore Drive in Colchester is collecting items for hygiene kits and clean-up buckets to be distributed in areas impacted by the storm. Items needed include personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies. They are also seeking volunteers to help assemble items into kits as items come in. For further details email Jeff McMahon email@example.com or Rev. Mary Nelson Abbot MBCCpastor@gmail.com or call 802-658-9155.
*Preservation Vermont is collecting donations to rebuild covered bridges and historic buildings destroyed or damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. The organization says all the money will go toward engineering and architectural analysis and rehabilitation work. Donors can designate their donation specifically for bridges or buildings if they want. For more -- visit www.ptvermont.org
*The Weston Playhouse, which suffered an estimated $100,000 in damage, has set up an emergency fund. Send checks to Weston Playhouse Theatre Co.; 703 Main St., Weston, VT 05161.
*Gordon's Window Décor will donate $5 to the Vermont Foodbank for Irene efforts for every EcoSmart Shade sold through 10/31.
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