In the wake of Irene many people and organizations donated money to help their neighbors get back on their feet.
The Vermont Community Foundation is one of the key organizations people turned to for help, including the state's farm community. Many crops were wiped out, buildings were damaged, and equipment was destroyed. Many farmers needed financial help.
"We have raised, in collaboration with Department of Agriculture, about 2.5 million dollars to provide grants directly to farmers. So far we have given out just short of 2 million to almost 200 of those farmers and we are looking at another round of grant applications now with the expectation that this money will all be out in the next few months," said the foundation's Stuart Comstock-Gay.
That money may help with something called the Irene hangover. Farmers are finding that their land and the soil is in worse condition than originally thought. Comstock-Gay says they are still taking donations.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:45:46 GMT
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